Catharanthus roseus (Vinca rosea)

  Catharanthus roseus common Names: Vinca, Cape periwinkle, rose periwinkle, rosy periwinkle, and “old-maid”.It was formerly included in the genus Vinca as Vinca rosea. A Catharanthus Roseus flower in Hyderabad, Pakistan Catharanthus roseus, commonly known as the Madagascar periwinkle, rosy periwinkle or teresita as it is usually named in the southern part of Mexico, specifically…

Garden Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)

    Garden Nasturtium Scientific Name: Tropaeolum majus Common Name: Indian Cress Family – Tropaeolaceae Growing form: Annual herb. Height: 20–40 cm (8–16 in.). Stem usually twining. Flower: Corolla irregular (zygomorphic), orange–yellow–red, 2.5–6 cm (1–2.4 in.) wide; petals 5, of which the lowest 2 are smaller. Sepals 5, one with 2–4 cm (0.8–1.6 in.) long…

BUTEA MONOSPERMA(Palash,Dhak)

BUTEA MONOSPERMA(Palash पलाश ,Dhak ढाक ) Butea Monosperma: The herb Butea Monosperma belongs to the plant family Fabaceae. This plant is commonly known as Palas in Hindi. It is also called “the flame of the forest” due to the bright orange and scarlet colors of its flowers. It follows the trade name “Butea” which has…

Dahlia

Dahlias are invaluable for the summer border, in patio containers or as cut flowers, often flowering until the first frosts. With many excellent recent introductions, they offer a wide range of flower types, often with very showy, double forms in warm vibrant colours. Dahlias are enjoying a much deserved return to popularity. Dahlia are perennial plants,…

Sunset Bells, Black Flamingo

Common name: Sunset Bells, Black Flamingo, Chrysothemis, Copper Leaf The name is taken from mythology – Chryso Themis was a daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, of Greek mythology. Pulchella means beautiful. Botanical name: Chrysothemis pulchella Family: Gesneriaceae (Gloxinia family) Description: Sunset Bells is an interesting plant from the Caribbean. Yellow flowers with bright orange sepal…

Cestrum nocturnum

Cestrum nocturnum Common names:- Night-blooming Cestrum, Night blooming jasmine, Rat ki rani रात की रानी (Hindi), Thabal lei (Manipuri), Hasna hana (Bengali), Raatrani रातराणी (Marathi, Konkani) This sprawling shrub has glossy, smooth, simple leaves 4″-8″ long. Vine-like stems reach up to 12′ in its native habitat, but it seldom reaches more than a 4′ mound…

Poppy Flowers

Botanical Name:- Papaver somniferum. Papaver somniferum, the opium poppy, is a species of flowering plant in the family Papaveraceae. It is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are derived and is a valuable ornamental plant, grown in gardens somniferum, the opium poppy, is a species of flowering plant in the family…