Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Our World Tuesday- Garden Flowers in Winter

These are some of the flowers blooming in the gardens in my neighbourhood.
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015


This is a wildflower called Velvet Bean. The creeper has now hundreds of these purple floral garlands. But beware! If you touch the creeper,  you will start scratching yourself for hours!
The velvetty, brown haired beans are even more dangerous. They are called Mad Beans in Kenya because of their scratchiness.
 The vine has completely covered a roadside tree.
The plant has many medicinal uses in Ayurveda and Siddha forms of medicine. Its leaves are used for treating cobra bite, as well as Parkinson's disease.
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