Climbing Pandanas

Climbing Pandanas

Scientific Name : Freycinetia multiflora Family : Pandanaceae Common Name : Climbing Pandanas Description: Freycinetia multiflora, (Syn: F.cumingiana) is native to Tropical Asia, Malaysia and Philippines. It belongs to Pandanaceae family, to which Pandanus odoratissimus (केवडा, केतकी, केया) belongs. It is a climbing plant and has aerial roots, which cling to support while climbing. It is a...

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Lemon balm, Balm mint

Lemon balm, Balm mint

Scientific Name : Melissa officinalis Family : Lamiaceae Common Name : Lemon balm, Balm mint Description: A short growing plant with scented leaves used for flavouring food and tea. It has medicinal uses also. Flowers attract honeybees for nectar. It is native to South-central Europe, North Africa, the Mediterranean region, and Central Asia. Propagation : Stem cutting, seeds Longevity...

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Foliage flowers

Foliage flowers

Scientific Name : Phyllanthus angustifolius Family : Phyllanthaceae Common Name : Foliage flowers Description: This leafless plant which was earlier classified as of Euphorbiaceae family has been now in Phyllanthaceae family. Stems of this plant resemble leaves. When the plant blooms it looks like flowers are growing on leaves; hence the common name ‘Foliage flowers’. It is a medium size shrub and is quite drought...

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Chay root, Choy root

Chay root, Choy root

Scientific Name : Oldenlandia umbellata Family : Rubiaceae Common Name : Chay root, Choy root Description: Uncultivated, short life, low growing, perennial herb. A red dye from the roots of the plant was being extensively used for cotton fabric &and wool in olden days. It is supposed to have certain medicinal properties. It is native to India. Propagation : Seeds Longevity : Short lived...

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Prostrate Gomphrena, Prostrate Globe Amaranth, Coastal Globe Amaranth

Prostrate Gomphrena, Prostrate Globe Amaranth, Coastal Globe Amaranth

Scientific Name : Gomphrena serrata Family : Amaranthaceae Common Name : Prostrate Gomphrena, Prostrate Globe Amaranth, Coastal Globe Amaranth Description: A ground clinging plant with hairy stems and leaves. Inflorescence is white, occasionally with shades of pink. Can be invasive. Native to South America but naturalised in India. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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