Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wild Flowers in Winter

This flower is named after the beautiful city of Mysore. It is called the Mysore Mallow. It grows wild in all the vacant plots here. You can see the bee in the flower if you click on it.
The white trumpet flowers of the Datura are originally from the Americas. You can see the lovely trumpets in most vacant sites.

The Belly-ache plant Jatropha gosypifolia has pretty red flowers. It is often mistaken for the Castor oil plant. It is also toxic, but not as much as the Castor.

The wild Brinjal has edible fruit, which is supposed to have many medicinal uses.

More Mysore mallows at a construction site.


  1. Very pretty pictures! I really like the contrast between the deep red and the sulfur yellow in the Mysore mallows.

  2. The Mysore Mallow is a lovely flower. Looks similar to the Okura (ladies finger) flower that you can see here:
    Does it have seeds? Next time I visit Bangalore I'd like to get some seeds. Thanks for sharing the great photos.

  3. Very nice photos as always .
    I enjoy seeing what you have in flower

  4. Lovely blooms lotusleaf! I love the Mysore Mallow and always welcome a Datura flower especially in winter!

  5. Hi College Gardener!Thanks for the comment.
    Gururaj, the Mysore mallow flower indeed looks like the okra flower.Both are mallows.
    Ian, thanks. I am saving the best pics for blooming Friday.
    Carol, I can imagine how you must be looking forward to warm weather and flowers!

  6. Beautiful flowers and foliage.. love your header photo.

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