Monday, August 17, 2009

Tanner's Plant and other Wild Flowers

Yesterday I went to a meadow which belongs to the Forest Department. The scene was incredible. There were wild flowers everywhere, and butterflies, dragonflies, bees and bumblebees besides hundreds of birds. I found a Tanner's Senna Cassia auriculata in full bloom, its golden flowers attracting butterflies and bumblebees.
There were the wild white plumbago and many other wild flowers.
Tanner's Senna flowers are used to make a tea for diabetics. The plant is used to make a rich ochre dye, and also in tanning.

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