Diamond flower, पित्तपापडा, पर्पटक:

Diamond flower, पित्तपापडा, पर्पटक:

Scientific Name : Oldenlandia corymbosa Family : Rubiaceae Common Name : Diamond flower, पित्तपापडा, पर्पटक: Description: It is an annual plant which grows by spreading on ground and can develop aerial roots at the nodes. The plant has medicinal properties. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Desert Hyacinth, Bhui nala (भुईनाला)

Desert Hyacinth, Bhui nala (भुईनाला)

Scientific Name : Cistanche tubulosa Family : Orobanchaceae Common Name : Desert Hyacinth, Bhui nala (भुईनाला) Description: It is a leafless, perennial parasitic plant which is normally found in deserts. As the plant has no chlorophyll it depends upon host plants for its needs of water and nutrients. Only inflorescence of the plant remains above the ground. Seeds are tiny and numerous. Pollination is done mostly...

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Ginger lily, सोनटक्का

Ginger lily, सोनटक्का

Scientific Name : Hedychium coronarium Family : Zingiberaceae Common Name : Ginger lily, Sontakka, सोनटक्का Description: This plant spreads its rhizomes sideways and multiplies easily. A stalk above the ground bears the leaves and on its terminal part flowers grow in a cluster. The flowers are highly scented. Flowers bloom in the evening. Occasionally fruit is formed but it is not very common. In drought...

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