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Medicinal plants and flowers, indian medicinal flowers, indian herbs, home gardening

Many Indian plants have medicinal values which cure & heal many diseases. Some of them are Manthakkali – mouth & stomach ulcer, Plantain stem – kidney stones, Keezhanelli – jaundice, Avaram – dandruff & hair fall, Neem – stomach warm, Sothukathazhai – knee pain, Thulasi – cold & fever, Nochi – Head ache, Manathakali - Ulcers. All are tropical plants.

Aerva javanica
Common Name: Kapok Bush, desert cotton
Botanical name: Aerva javanica
Family: Amaranthaceae
Order: Caryophyllales
Origin / Native : Africa, Asia, Madagascar
Tamil :Perumpoolai
Hindi : Buyi flower
Genus : Aerva
Flowers: White, clustered




Clove Basil
Common Name: Clove Basil, African Basil
Scientific Name: Ocimum gratissimum
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin/Native : South Asia, Madagascar, Africa
Foliage : Evergreen foliage, 2 feet tall
Order: Lamiales
Uses: Medicinal
Light requirement & care : Sunny, open
Flowers: White, tiny, clustered spikes




Aloe arborescens
Common Name: Aloe vera, krantz aloe, candelabra aloe
Botanical name: Aloe arborescens
Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Order: Asparagales
Origin / Native : Zimbabwe, South Africa
Height :6.5-9 feet
Type : Succulent perennial plant
Hindi: Gwarpatha plant, ghikanvar
Tamil: Sotru katrazhai




Phyllanthus niruri
Common Name: Gale of the wind
Botanical Name: Phyllanthus niruri
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Order: Malpighiales
Type: Erect annual herb
Tamil Name: Keela Nelli
Telugu :Nela usiri
Synonym: Phyllanthus amarus, Phyllanthus parvifolius
Treatement, Used for: Traditional indian medicine, cure jaundice, liver, kidney, stomach problems




Rhubarb rheum australe
Common Name: Rhubarb rheum australe
Family: Polygonaceae
Flowering : June-July
Type : Perennial
Category : Medicinal herb
Parts Used : Roots
Uses :Herbal Medicine
Camera : Nikon D40X
Location: Ooty botanical gardens, nilgiris, tamil nadu, india




Sweet Flag
Common Name: Sweet Flag, calamus, sweet grass, flagroot
Scientific Name:Acorus calamus
Life cycle:Perennial
Height : Up to 2 feet
Best for :Pots, borders, containers
Tamil : Vasambu
Uses: Medicinal
Order: Acorales




Ponnanganni keerai-Dwarf copperleaf
Common Name: Ponnanganni keerai-Dwarf copperleaf
Scientific Name: Alternanthera sessilis
Family: Amaranthaceae
Order :Caryophyllales
Telugu : Ponnaganti aaku
Uses : Food, Ayurvedic/herbal medicines, leaves used as vegetables in tamil nadu
Best for : Small garden,hedges, pots, containers
Variety : Green & red




Home gardening
Common Name: Home gardening
Things needed: Plastic pots, trays plastic cups, soils
Light requirement: Sunny or part shade
Water requirement :Water daily in summer times
Easy to grow Herbs : Fenugreek, spinach, coriander & mint
Small garden border plant : Zinnia, dahlia, petunia, moss rose, balsom, cosmos, chrysanthemum




Acmella oleracea
Scientific Name: Acmella oleracea
Synonym: Spilanthes acmella
Common Name : Paracress, Vanamuguli, toothache plant
Family : Asteraceae
Category: Flowering herb, Important Medicinal Plant
Found in: India, America
Light requirement & care : Sunny, open
Flowers: Yellow, small, showy with evergreen foliage




Amaranthus spinosus
Common Name: Spiny amaranth, Needle burr, prickly amaranth
Botanical name: Amaranthus spinosus
Family: Amaranthaceae
Order: Caryophyllales
Origin / Native : America
Hindi :Kanta chaulai
Genus :Amaranthus
Tamil: Thandang keerai
Uses: Medicinal, Cuisine




Vetiver vetiveria zizanioides
Common Name: Vetiver vetiveria zizanioides, khus
Family: Poaceae
Uses : Herbal Medicine
Camera: Nikon D40x
Category : Perennial
Origin / Native :India
Parts Used : Roots
Medicinal uses : Perfume
Location: Ooty botanical gardens, nilgiris, tamil nadu, india




Amaranthus blitoides
Common Name: Mat amaranth, Prostrate amaranth, Matweed
Botanical name: Amaranthus blitoides
Family: Amaranthaceae
Order: Caryophyllales
Origin / Native : South & North America, US
Height :Up to 2 feet
Type : Annual
Flowering Season: Summer to Autumn
Tamil: Siru keerai




Alpinia galanga
Scientific Name: Alpinia galanga
Common Name: Rasna herb,Thai galangal, Greater Galangal
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin/Native : South Asia,Indonesia
Height : Up to 6 feet
Uses: Cuisines, Medicinal
Foliage: Evergreen
Light requirement & care : Sunny, open
Location: Lalbagh botanical garden flower show, Bangalore, Karnataka, India




Common Name: Rosemary
Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Family: Lamiaceae
Medicinal uses: Antimicrobial, antioxidant
Chemical constituents : Volatile oil, rosemarinic acid
Parts used :Leaves, stems
Category : Perennial, fragrant
Location: Ooty botanical gardens, nilgiris, tamil nadu, india
Camera: Nikon D40X




Solanum virginianum
Scientific name: Solanum virginianum
Common Name: Surattense nightshade, Thai green eggplant, Yellow-fruit nightshade
Category: Medicinal plant
Family: Solanaceae
Order: Solanales
Flowers :Blue purple, small. showy, clustered, mild hairy
Hazardous : Fruit is poisonous
Location : Srirangam kavery river, trichy, india




Amaranthus Cruentus
Common Name: blood amaranth, Red amaranth, Mexican grain amaranth
Botanical name: Amaranthus cruentus
Family: Amaranthaceae
Order: Caryophyllales
Origin / Native : Mexico, America, India, Africa
Height :Up to 6 feet
Type : Annual herb
Hindi : Red spinach
Tamil: Sivappu thandu keerai




Common Name: Celery
Scientific Name: Apium graveolens var. dulce
Best for : Pots, containers, organic garden
Family : Apiaceae
Height: Up to 39 inches tall
Uses: Vegetable, soups, cuisines, spice
Light requirement & care : Sunny, open
Category: Medicinal Herb
Location: Lalbagh botanical garden, India




Plectranthus amboinicus
Common Name: Karpooravalli, panikoorka
Scientific Name: Plectranthus amboinicus
Tamil: Karpuravalli
Best for : Pots, containers, borders
Foliage : Evergreen foliage, 3 feet tall
Life cycle: Perennial
Hindi: Patharchur
Light requirement & care : Sunny, open
Uses: Medicinal
Habit: Fleshy Medicinal Herb




Lemon grass cymbopogan citratus
Common Name: Lemon grass cymbopogan citratus
Family: Poaceae
Parts used: Leaves
Camera: Nikon D40x
Chemical Constituents : volatile oil, pheromonal, citronellal
Medicinal use :Antimicrobial, pain reliver, antifungal, insect repellent
Category : Medicinal Herb
Location: Ooty botanical gardens, nilgiris, tamil nadu, india




acalypha indica
Common Name: Indian nettle, Indian acalypha, three-seeded mercury
Botanical name: Acalypha indica
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Order: Malpighiales
Origin / Native : India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Pakistan
Used in :Tamil Siddha medicine
Tamil : Kuppaimeni
Hindi : Khokli




Silver ragwort
Common Name: Silver ragwort
Botanical Source: Jacobaea maritima
Family: Asteraceae
Category: Perennial
Type : Subshrub
Parts used :Leaves & whole parts
Chemical constituents : Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids Tannins
Location: Ooty botanical gardens, nilgiris, tamil nadu, india
Medicinal use: Eye problems, cataracts




Hemigraphis colorata
Common Name: Tincher plant
Scientific Name: Hemigraphis colorata
Family : Acanthaceae
Synonym : Hemigraphis alternata
Category&Life Cycle: Perennial herb
Uses: Medicinal, Ayurveda
Habit: Medicinal Plant, Indoor ornamental plant
Light requirement & care : Sunny, open
Location: Lalbagh botanical garden flower show, Bangalore, Karnataka, India




Centella asiatica
Common Name: Indian pennywort, Brahmi Leaves
Scientific Name: Centella asiatica
Tamil: Vallarai keerai
Origin/Native: India, Asia
Hindi : Brahmi booti
Lifecycle/Type :Annual
Location : Lalbagh botanical gardens, Bangalore, India
Habit: Medicinal Herb
Suitable for: Pots, containers




achyranthes muricata
Common Name: False Amaranth, Achyranthes muricata
Botanical name: Digera muricata
Family: Amaranthaceae
Order: Caryophyllales
Origin / Native : Africa, asia, india
Used in :Tamil Siddha medicine, tamil cuisine
Tamil : Toya Keeri, kaatu Keerai
Type : Annual herb, yellowish green foliage, tiny purple flowers




White plumeria-Frangipani-Trichy butterfly park
Scientific Name: White plumeria-Frangipani
Flowers: Medium, showy, clustered, fragrant, white with yellow throat, 5 petals
Family: Apocynaceae
Order: Gentianales
Genus: Plumeria
Flowers: White with yellow, fragrance, small, 5 petals, clustered, showy
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Flowers: Red, orange, white, or pink, clustered, showy




Venus flytrap
Common Name: Venus flytrap
Scientific name: Dionaea muscipula
Family: Droseraceae
Order: Caryophyllales
Genus : Dionaea
Origin / Native: Subtropical wetlands of United States, North& South Carolina
Category: Carnivorous plant
Flowering season: Spring
Propagation: By seeds




Barleria prionitis
Common Name: Porcupine flower, Barleria
Botanical name: Barleria prionitis
Family: Acanthaceae
Order: Lamiales
Origin / Native : India, Sri Lanka
Type&Life Cycle : Prickly shrub
Used in : Sidda & ayurvedic medicine
Tamil : Sulli Malar
Hindi : Vajradanti




Bitter gourd
Common Name: Bitter gourd, bitter squash, bitter melon
Botanical name: Momordica charantia
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Order: Cucurbitales
Origin / Native : India, china
Hindi :Karela
Tamil : Pavakkai
Type : Climbing vine
Flowers: Small, yellow, 5 petals, 2 inch wide




Common Name: Punarnava, tarvine, Hogweeds, spiderlings
Botanical name: Boerhavia diffusa
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Order: Caryophyllales
Origin / Native : Asia, India, Africa, Mexico, United States
Height :Up to 2 feet
Type : Annual or perennial
Used in: Medicinal Industry & herbal medicine




Black nightshade flower
Common Name: Black nightshade, hound's berry, wonder berry, popolo
Botanical name: Solanum nigrum
Family: Solanaceae
Order: Solanales
Origin / Native :Eurasia
Type : Common annual herb, short lived perennial shrub
Flowers: White, tiny, 5 petals
Flowering Season: July-Sep




Bottle gourd flower
Common Name: Calabash, long melon, bottle gourd, bottle gourd flower
Botanical name: Lagenaria siceraria
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Order: Cucurbitales
Origin / Native : Africa, Asia
Foliage :Dark green, mild haily, large leaf
Type : Annual climbing vine
Flowers: White, 5-petals, smooth hairy
Tamil: Suraikkaai




Butterfly pea
Common Name: Butterfly pea, Clitoria ternatea vine
Botanical name: Clitoria ternatea
Family: Fabaceae
Order: Fabales
Origin / Native : Asia
Type :Perennial
Used in : Traditional Ayurvedic medicine
Category: Climbing vine
Tamil : Kannikkodi




Black eyed pea flower
Common Name: Black eyed pea
Botanical name: Dolichos biflorus
Family: Fabaceae
Order: Fabales
Origin / Native : Africa, Asia
Hindi : lobia
Tamil: Thatta Payir, karamani
Flowers: Purple, lavender with yellow eyes, Pea shaped
Foliage: Dark green, glossy,1 feet long fruits & seeds used in tamil cuisine




Ban karela
Common Name: Ban karela, spiny gourd
Botanical name: Momordica dioica
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Order: Cucurbitales
Origin / Native : India, Asia
Genus :Momordica
Tamil : palupakarkoti, Pazhupaagal
Flowers : Small, lemon yellow, 5 petals
Foliage : Dark green, large leaves




Nerium oleander white-Trichy butterfly park
Name: Nerium oleander white
Family: Apocynaceae
Order: Gentianales
Hazards: All parts are toxic
Category : Evergreen shrub or Small tree
Common Name: Oleander, Tamil-Vellai Arali
Foliage: Evergreen, glossy, 18.9 feet tall, good for fence
Flowers: White, velvety, small, clustered, aromatic
Location: Butterfly Park, Srirangam, Melur, Tiruchirappalli,Tamil Nadu, India




Catharanthus roseus white-Trichy butterfly park
Name: Catharanthus roseus white
Common Name: Madagascar rosy periwinkle
Origin / Native: Madagascar, Indian Ocean island
Family: Apocynaceae
Order : Gentianales
Synonym: Vinca rosea
Type: Herb, Subshrub
Flowers: White, small, clusterd, fragrance with glossy evergreen foliage
Camera : Nikon D40X




Bara gokhru
Common Name: Large Caltrops
Botanical name: Pedalium murex
Family: Pedaliacae
Order: Lamiales
Origin / Native : India, Africa, Sri Lanka
Type :Traditional medicinal Plant
Life Cycle : Annual herb
Tamil: Tamil : Yanai nerunji, Anai nerunji
Flowers: Yellow, mild hairy, funnel shaped
Foliage: Greyish green, hairy, funnel shaped




Blood berry
Common Name: Cannonball tree
Botanical name: Couroupita guianensis
Family: Lecythidaceae
Order: Ericales
Origin / Native : South America
Height : Up to 35 m
Hindi: Nagalinga
Uses : Ornamental, Medicinal
Considered to be :Religious tree




Chaste tree flower
Common Name: Chaste tree flower, five leaved chaste tree
Botanical name: Vitex negundo
Family: Lamiaceae
Order: Lamiales
Origin / Native : Africa, Asia
Light Requirement :Full Sun
Height : Up to 15 feet
Foliage: Greyish green
Uses: Medicinal




Cucumis maderaspatanus
Common Name: Bristly Bryony, Mukia maderaspatana, Madras pea pumpkin
Botanical name: Cucumis maderaspatanus
Family: Cucurbitaceae [gourd family]
Flowers: Yellow, tiny, 5 petals, green hairy bracts
Origin / Native : Africa, Asia, china, Australia
Hindi :Aganaki
Tamil : Muchumuchukkai, Musumuskkai, Nagilangiai
Type : Annual climbing creeper




Castor Bean Plant
Common Name: Castor Bean Plant
Botanical name: Ricinus communis
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Order: Malpighiales
Origin / Native : India, Africa
Type : Perennial shrub
Tamil : Amanakku, Kottamuthu, kotta muthu
Hindi : Arandi
Fruits : Immature fruits-green in color, matured fruits-brown in color




Cotton Plant Flower
Common Name: Cotton Plant Flower, Gossypium
Botanical name: Gossypium hirsutum
Family: Malvaceae
Order: Malvales
Origin / Native : Tropical, subtropical regions, India, Africa, America
Type : Shrub or small plant
Tamil : Paruthi plant
Height : Up to 2 meters tall




cardiospermum halicacabum
Common Name: Balloonvine, Heartseed Vine, Love in a Puff, balloon plant
Botanical name: Cardiospermum halicacabum
Family: Sapindaceae
Order: Sapindales
Origin / Native : Tropical America, Asia, India, Africa
Type : Woody perennial vine
Tamil : Mudakathan
Flowers : Small, white, clustered, 6 petals




clitoria ternatea
Common Name: Butterfly pea, Clitoria ternatea vine, cordofan-pea
Botanical name: Clitoria ternatea
Family: Fabaceae
Order: Fabales
Origin / Native : Asia
Tamil : Karuvilam, Sangu flower
Category : Climbing vine
Type : Perennial
Flowering colors : Blue, white & bicolor




cucurbita pepo
Common Name: Pumpkin, Winter squash, summer squash
Botanical name: Cucurbita pepo
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Order: Cucurbitales
Origin / Native : Mexico
Height : Up to 2 feet tall
Type : Annual vine, climber
Foliage : Deep green
Flowers : Large, yellow, mild hairy




Rue ruta graveolens l
Name: Ruta graveolens
Common Name: Rue, Herb of Grace
Family: Rutaceae
Category: Medicinal Herb
Parts Used : Stems, Leaves
Height :20 inches
Flowers : Yellow, small
Location: Ooty botanical gardens, nilgiris, tamil nadu, india
Foliage: Dark green




Couroupita guianensis flower black variety
Common Name: Couroupita guianensis flower black variety
Botanical name:Couroupita guianensis
Family: Lecythidaceae
Order: Ericales
Origin / Native : South America
Height :Up to 35 feet
Hindi : Nagalinga
Flowers : Deep marron with yellow
Best for : Temple, parks, road side




Capsicum frutescens
Common Name: Chili pepper, Chilli flower
Botanical name:Capsicum frutescens
Family: Solanaceae
Order: Solanales
Origin / Native : Central / South America
Height :Up to 3 feet tall
Type/ Life cycle : Annual or Short lived perennial
Height : 3 feet
Tamil : Milagai




Drumstick flower
Common Name: Drumstick flower, Moringa, horseradish tree
Botanical name: Moringa oleifera
Family: Moringaceae
Order: Brassicales
Origin / Native : Himalayas, Northwestern India
Height :Up to 39 feet tall
Tamil : Murungai
Flowers: White, clustered, 7 petals




gloriosa superba
Common Name: Flame lily, glory lily, fire lily, tiger claw
Botanical name: Gloriosa superba
Family: Colchicaceae
Order: Liliales
Origin / Native : Asia, Africa
Genus :Gloriosa
Characteristic : Poisonous
Tamil: Kaandhal, Kanvali poo
Hindi : Kalihari, Bachnag, Kadyanag
Location : Kundadam, Tirupur, India




white hibiscus
Common Name: White hibiscus, Hibiscus, Rose mallow
Botanical name: Hibiscus arnottianus
Family: Malvaceae
Order: Malvales
Origin / Native : Asia
Category :Small tree, plant, shrub
Type : Annual and perennial
Flowers : White, 5 petals
Location:Lalbagh, Bangalore, India




Common Name: Hibiscus, rose mallow, China rose
Botanical name: Hibiscus rosa sinensis
Family: Malvaceae
Order: Malvales
Origin / Native : East Asia, India
Life Cycle :Annual, perennial herb
Category : Small tree, large shrub
Philippines : Gumamela
Location: Erode, Tamilnadu, South India
Flowers: Red, large, 5-petals




Helianthus annuus
Common Name: Sunflower
Botanical name: Helianthus annuus
Origin / Native : America, North Mexico, Canada, Asia
Type :Annual plant
Habit : Herb or Forb
Tamil: Suryakanthi flower
Hindi: Surajmukhi
Height : Up to 9 feet tall




Ivy gourd
Common Name: Ivy Gourd, baby watermelon, Tindora
Botanical name: Coccinia grandis
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Order: Cucurbitales
Origin / Native : Asia, Asia, China, Thailand, Philippines
Tamil :kovakkai
Type : Tropical herb, Vine
Thai : Tam lueng
Hindi : Kunduru




Kigelia africana
Common Name: Sausage tree, cucumber tree, Kigelia
Botanical name: Kigelia africana
Family: Bignoniaceae
Order: Lamiales
Origin / Native : Tropical Africa, Namibia, Senegal, Eritrea
Type : Ornamental tree
Fruits used in : African herbal medicine
Hindi : Balam khira, Jhar fanoos
Location : Lalbagh, bangalore,india




kumuti keerai flower
Common Name: kumuti keerai flower
Flowers & Seeds: Tiny, white cover with pink button shape in middle, cylindrical shaped seeds
Family: Amaranthaceae
Order: Caryophyllales
Origin / Native : India
Height & Uses :24 inches tall, Herbal medicine
Tamil: kumuti keerai
Location: Kundadam, Tirupur, India




Leucas ciliata
Common Name: Mint leaves leucas, Woolly Leucas, Tufted Leucas
Botanical name: Leucas ciliata, Leucas marrubioides
Family: Lamiaceae
Order : Lamiales
Origin / Native : Africa, Asia, Middle East, Queensland
Flowering Season :July to Sep
Type : Perennial herb
Tamil : Siru thumbai




Leucas aspera
Common Name: Thumbai, Common Leucas
Botanical name: Leucas aspera
Family: Lamiaceae
Order: Lamiales
Origin / Native : India, Philippines
Height :Annual herb
Attracts : Bees, butterflies
Hindi : Chota halkusa
Used in: Traditional Philippines and tamil Medicine




Melia dubia
Common Name: Malabar neem, Malai Vembu, Forest neem, Maha neem
Botanical name: Melia dubia
Family: Meliaceae
Order: Sapindales
Origin / Native : India, South East Asia, Australia
Growth Rate :Fast
Synonym : Melia composita
Flowers : White, purple, bicolor
Height : 15 feet
Fragrance : Mild




Mountain knotgrass
Common Name: Mountain knotgrass
Botanical name: Aerva lanata
Family : Amaranthaceae
Order: Caryophyllales
Origin / Native : India, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Asia, Australia, Africa
Life Cycle :Annual, Perennial herb
Tamil : Sirupoolai, Sirupeelai
Sanskrit : Astmabayda
Hindi : Gorakhbuti




Malabar tamarind
Common Name: Malabar tamarind, vadakkan puli, brindleberry, Gambooge
Botanical name: Garcinia gummi-gutta
Family : Clusiaceae
Order: Malpighiales
Origin / Native : Tropical Asia, Indonesia
Tamil :Kudampuli
Synonym : Garcinia cambogia
Attracts: Bees, butterflies, birds
Location: Lalbagh, bangalore,india
Uses : Weight loss, medicine, Cooking




momordica charantia
Common Name: Bitter melon, Goya
Botanical name: Momordica charantia
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Order: Cucurbitales
Origin / Native : India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh
Genus :Momordica
Uses : Medicinal, Cuisine
Flowers: Yellow, 5 petals, fragrance
Foliage : Deep green
Location : Kundadam, Tirupur, India




musa paradisiaca
Common Name: Banana
Botanical name: Musa paradisiaca
Family: Musaceae
Order: Zingiberales
Origin / Native : India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines
Type :Large herb, plant, tree
Height : Up to 9 m tall
Uses: Medicinal & tamil cuisine
Tamil : vazhai
Genus : Musa




Mangifera indica
Common Name: Mango
Botanical name: Mangifera indica
Family: Anacardiaceae
Order: Sapindales
Life Cycle : Perennial
Category :Evergreen large fruit tree
Origin / Native : Tropical Asia
Flowers: Beige, navajo white or corn silk, tiny, clustered, fragrance
Tamil : Mambazham
Attracts : Birds, bees, butterflies




Common Name: Neem
Botanical name: Azadirachta indica
Family : Meliaceae
Order: Sapindales
Origin / Native : India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Pakistan
Tamil :Veppa maram, veppam poo
Uses : Traditional tamil medicine, Oil, Cuisine
Flowers : White, clustered, fragrance
Height : 35 feet




Ocimum tenuiflorum
Common Name: Ocimum sanctum, Basil, Tulasi
Botanical name: Ocimum tenuiflorum
Family: Lamiaceae
Order: Lamiales
Origin / Native : India, Pakistan, Bangladesh
Tamil :Karunthulasi, Senthulasi
Height : 3 feet tall
Category: Aromatic religious plant
Flowers: Purple, tiny, aromatic
Foliage: Purple with green foliage, medicinal




Common Name: Papaya, pawpaw, Papaya flower
Botanical name: Carica papaya
Family: Caricaceae
Order: Brassicales
Origin / Native : Mexico, Brazil, Tropical America
Uses :Medicinal, tamil cuisines
Type : Female flower
Flowers : Beige, pale golden rod, fragrance, hanging downwards
Location : Kundadam, tirupur, india




Physalis ground cherry
Common Name: Physalis ground cherry, wild tomato
Botanical name: Physalis angulata
Family:Solanaceae [nightshade family]
Order : Solanales
Origin / Native : Tropical America, Asia
Category :Herb
Type : Annual
Location : Kundadam, tamilnadu, india
Flowers : Honey dew, beige, small
Uses : Medicinal




Common Name: Pergularia
Botanical name: Pergularia daemia
Grows in : Roadsides, River bank
Origin / Native : India, Tropical, Sub tropical ares of the world
Category:Climbing Vine
Type : Perennial
Uses : Medicinal, tamil recipes
Location : Kundadam, Dharapuram, TN, india




Pergularia flower
Common Name: Pergularia flower
Botanical name: Pergularia daemia
Synonym :Pergularia extensa
Order : Gentianales
Origin / Native : India,Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan
Uses :Ayurveda, Medicinal
Flowering Season : Jun to Nov
Flowers : Green with brown, clustered, hairy
Camera : Nikon D40X
Foliage : Grayish green, hairy




Punica Granatum
Common Name: Pomegranate
Botanical name: Punica Granatum
Order : Myrtales
Origin / Native & cultivation : Iran & Asia, Africa
Height:Up to 22 feet tall
Type & Category : Perennial, Shrub, small tree
Flowers : Orange red, showy
Fruits : Edible




Robusta coffee
Common Name: Robusta coffee, robusta coffee flower
Botanical name: Coffea canephora
Family: Rubiaceae
Order: Gentianales
Origin / Native : Ethiopia, Africa
Category :Shrub, Robust / hardy tree
Genus: Coffea
Height: 12 feet
Flowers: White, clustered
Foliage : Deep green, glossy




Red okra flower
Common Name: Red okra flower
Closely Related To: Hibiscus
Family: Malvaceae [mallow family]
Uses: Cuisine, Medicinal
Origin / Native : Ethiopia, Africa
Height :Up to 2.4 Meters tall
Plant Info : Large, light yellow flower with red Stems, red fruits, heart shaped hairy leaf
Fruits & seeds: Edible, seeds are black
Location : Kundadam, tirupur, india




Rauvolfia serpentina
Common Name: Rauvolfia serpentina
Botanical name: Indian snakeroot, sarpagandha
Family: Apocynaceae
Order: Gentianales
Origin / Native : India, Indonesia, East Asia
Best For :Butterfly Garden
Height: 4 feet
Flowers: White with red bracts, small, clustered,
Foliage: Evergreen, glossy




Sapodilla flower
Common Name:Sapodilla flower
Botanical name: Manilkara zapota
Family: Sapotaceae
Order: Ericales
Origin / Native & Grow In : Souther nMexico, Central America & Malaysia, India
Growth Rate Of Tree :Slow
Category : Evergreen tree
Height: 5 feet to 14 feet
Fruits: Brown, edible, sweet, healthy
Flowers: Beige, with brown bracts, small




Solanum trilobatum
Common Name: Thoodhuvalai, Thai nightshade, Purple Fruited Pea Eggplant
Botanical name: Solanum trilobatum
Family:Solanaceae [nightshade]
Order : Solanales
Origin / Native : South India
Genus : Solanum
Category : Medicinal Herb
Foliage : Deep green, thorny
Flowers : Purple, clustered, 5 petals




Common Name: Sorghum
Botanical name: Sorghum bicolor
Family: Poaceae
Order: Poales
Origin / Native : Mexico, Africa
Genus :Sorghum
Type & Category : Annual grass
Height : 4 to 9 feet tall
Seeds : Food source for humans, birds, animals




senna multiglandulosa
Common Name: Glandular senna, buttercup bush
Botanical name: Senna multiglandulosa
Family :Fabaceae
Order : Fabales
Origin / Native : Mexico, South America, Guatemala
Synonym :Cassia tomentosa
Uses : Ornamental, Medicinal
Flowers : Yellow, aromatic, clustered, showy




sesbania grandiflora
Common Name: Hummingbird tree, Scarlet wisteria
Botanical name: Sesbania grandiflora
Family :Fabaceae
Order : Fabales
Origin / Native : Malaysia, North Australia, India
Growth Rate :Fast
Category : Small tree
Height : 4 feet to 15 feet tall
Light requirement : Sunny, open




Trianthema triquetra
Common Name: Trianthema triquetra
Family : Portulacaceae
Order: Caryophyllales
Uses: Medicinal, ayurveda, sidda
Origin / Native: India, Sri Lanka
Type :Annual, perennial
Category : Herb
Stems : Prostrate, fleshy, diffuse
Leaves : Ovate, simple, fleshy




Tomato flower
Common Name: Tomato flower
Botanical name: Solanum lycopersicum
Family :Solanaceae [nightshade family]
Order: Solanales
Origin / Native :Mexico, South America
Type : Annual, Perennial
Flowers : Yellow, small blooms with hairy green bracts, facing upside down
Height : 3 feet




vigna unguiculata
Common Name: Vigna unguiculata
Botanical name : Vigna unguiculata
Family : Fabaceae
Genus: Vigna
Origin / Native: Africa
Flowers :Small, Pea shaped, purple, blue shade with yellow eyes
Synonyms: Dolichos unguiculata, Dolichos sinensis
Fruits: are edible used for indian cuisines




White clitoria flower
Common Name: White clitoria flower, White Clitoria
Botanical name: Clitoria ternatea, Clitoria ternatea alba
Family : Fabaceae
Order: Fabales
Origin / Native : Tropical & subtropical Asia, Africa
Type :Herbaceous perennial plant
Uses : Medicinal, Ayurveda
Category : Evergreen climbing vine




Wild basil
Common Name: Wild basil, Hoary basil, limehairy
Botanical name:Ocimum americanum
Family: Lamiaceae
Order : Lamiales
Origin / Native : India, Asia
Uses :Ayurveda, medicinal
Tamil : Kattu thulasi plant
Flowers : White, tiny, aromatic, hairy
Height : 2 feet




White frangipani
Common Name: White frangipani
Botanical name: Plumeria alba
Family : Apocynaceae[dogbane family]
Order: Gentianales
Origin / Native : Mexico, Venezuela, America, Caribbean islands
Category :Deciduous shrub, Tree
Flowering Season : Feb to June
Height : 15 feet
Flowers : White with yellow, large, fragrance




Brassica oleracea var. capitata
Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea var. capitata
Common Name : Cabbage
Origin or Native: Europe
Type: Biennial or annual
Genus : Brassica
Family : Brassicaceae
Height: 14 inches tall
Category: Medicinal herb, Edible vegetable
Location : Lalbagh botanical garden flower show, Bangalore, Karnataka, India




Brassica oleracea var. capitata f. rubra
Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea var. capitata f. rubra
Common Name : Red cabbage
Family: Brassicaceae
Order: Brassicales
Genus: Brassica
Nutrition : Vitamin A, iron
Used for : Salads
Location : Lalbagh botanical garden flower show, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Camera: Nikon D40x




Pitcher plant
Common Name: Pitcher plant, Insectivorous plant, Side-saddle flower
Category: Carnivorous plants
Binomial Name: Sarracenia purpurea
Family: Sarraceniaceae
Order : Ericales
Genus: Sarracenia
Nutrients obtains thru: Prey capture
Prey items: Ants, spiders, moths, flies
Uses for: Medicinal plant




White crown flower
Common Name: White crown flower
Botanical name: Calotropis gigantea
Family : Apocynaceae
Genus: Calotropis
Height : 12 feet tall
Type : Perennial
Category :Large shrub
Hindi : Aak plant
Used for: Garland, Medicinal




Alternanthera sessilis
Name: Alternanthera sessilis
Tamil: ponnanganni keerai
Telugu: Ponnaganti kura
Malayalam :Ponnankannikkira,
Kannada : Honagone plant
Konkani : Koypa
Sanskrit : Matsyakshi herb
Type/Category : Prostrate herb with branches
Nepali : Bhiringi herb




Organic home garden
Common Name: Organic home garden
Things required: Long tubes, soils




Organic home garden fenugreek and coriander
Common Name: Organic home garden fenugreek and coriander




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