Saturday, September 24, 2011

Prostrate Gomphrena

Prostrate Gomphrena (Gomphrena serrata) is a perennial or annual herb. Found wild in lawns, roadsides, sandy open areas. Native to Americas, but naturalized in India. photo was taken at CODISIA Road. Source of information from:

வேலி மசால்

Desmanthus virgatus Locally used as fodder crop for goat, cow etc., Photo was taken near Codisia Road, Coimbatore.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Denseflower Knotweed

 Persicaria glabra

Natural habitat of  Dense flower Knotweed . Kodungarai River, Thuvaipathy, Anaikatti. 

Thanks to Dr Balkar Singh and Shri. Rohit Patel (efloraindia) for identification of this plant. 

கொடி ரோஜா

Coral Vine  (Antigono leptopus, Polygonaceae family)  commonly called railway creeper. I have seen this plant along the Forest college campus compound wall and Thadagam Road.
Native of Mexico. It is a fast growing, evergreen vine, climbing with tendrils that will reach 40 feet.
Thanks to Dr Balkar Singh and Shri Hari Shankar Lal (efloragroup) for identification.of this plant.

Flax-leaf Fleabane

Conyza bonariensis horse weed. Derivation of the botanical name:
Conyza, konops (Greek), "a gnat", and used by Pliny as a name for some kind of a fleabane, or konis (Greek), "dust", its powder being used to kill fleas. Source of information from:

Thanks to efloraindi​a group members for identification of this plant.

Alamo Vine

Its a  Perennial climber. Can be seen along the road side of Anaikatti and also at the NBNP garden. Attracts butterflies.

Alamo Vine (Merremia dissecta)

Obscure Morning Glory

Beautiful morning glory its widely available along the road side of Anaikatti and NBNP garden.

Ipomoea obscura

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

வசந்தகால மல்லிகை

Hiptage benghalensis flowering at NBNP garden, Anaikatti,

Madhavi lata, native from India to the Philippines, is a vine like plant that is often cultivated in the tropics for its attractive and fragrant flowers. A woody climbing shrub with clusters of pink to white and yellow fragrant flowers and 3-winged, helicopter-like fruits.Source of information from:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Asian Indigo   (Indigofera trita)

Short lived perennial herb.  



Wax Leaved Climber   (Cryptolepis dubia)  fruiting July, 2011 at NBNP Garden.
Thanks to  Dr Pankaj Kumar, for confirming the id. of this plant.

Wild Gram

 Wild Gram (Vigna   trilobata) (Leguminosae).is an annual herb.

பண்ணை கீரை

Cockscomb (Celosia argentea), Family: Amaranthaceae. is an annual herb. Thanks to Dr.Vijayasankar Raman for the tamil name of this plant.

Tiny flower

Borreria alba.

Arrow-leaf Morning Glory (Xenostegia tridentata)    is a perennial creeper which grows up to 2 m long.
Thanks to eflora members for identification of this plant.


Dwarf Morning Glory (Evolvulus alsinoides) a tiny beautiful flowers along the CODISIA Road side.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Flower of  Snake Gourd   (Trichosanthes cucumerina).   

Friday, September 16, 2011

Hairy Wild Petunia

Hairy Wild Petunia (Ruellia humilis) is a  perennial herb grow up to 1.5 ft. height. Flowers open during  night and fall off next day evening.


ஆற்றுத்தும்மட்டி, பேய் குமட்டி

Bitter Apple (Citrullus colocynthis)  is an annual climber.belongs to Pumpkin family.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Flowering bud of Ivy Gourd   (Coccinia indica)
 மூலிகைகள் எல்லாம் மலைகளில்தான் கிடைக்கும் என்ற எண்ணம் நம்மிடம்உண்டு.சிறு
(உ. ம்) கோவை காய் கொடி.  நாம் வசிக்கும் இடம் அருகில் இக் கொடிகளை காணலாம்.  
இதன் இலை, காய்,  கிழங்கு அனைத்தும் மருத்துவப் பயன் கொண்டவை. Codisia Road இருபுறமும் இதை காணலாம். Further Details are available in the following link.

காட்டு வெண்டை

White Wild Musk Mallow   (Hibiscus ficulneus) is a shrub. Naturally occurs in waste land. Photo taken at CODISIA ROAD,Coimbatore.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


(Lawsonia inermis) leaf of this plant mainly used for skin dyeing.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


White Bark Acacia (Acacia leucophloea ) is native to India, mainly planted for its bark tannin. 

Flowering season July, August and September

Black Thorn

(Acacia mellifera) A valuable fodder tree for animals.

Flowering was noticed during August, 2011 at NBNP


 Black Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia) flowering at NBNP (August, 2011).   

Fruiting was noticed during September,2011.
Black Rosewood is predominantly a single-stemmed deciduous tree with a dome shaped crown of lush green foliage. Native to India and Indonesia

Firecracker plant

 Russelia equisetiformis    is an ornamental plant.

Firecracker plants name was inspired from the scarlet, long, tubular flowers which resemble red colored firecrackers, so common in India. Source from:

Monday, September 12, 2011

Perfumed Passion Flower

Passiflora vitifolia   climber, is mainly planted as an ornamental plant.  

Perfumed Passion Flower is a vine, native to Central and South America. Source of information from

Tiny flower

 Panicled Peristrophe  (Peristrophe paniculata)

Full grown plant near Codisia Road, Coimbatore

Useful web sites (for plants identifications)

1.Flowers of India
2. Efloraofindia website:
3. Botanical Garden Conservational International.
4. National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow
5. Botanical Survey of India

Central Institute of Medical and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow
Enviromental Information System (ENVIS), India
Forest Survey of India, Dehradun

IAPT - International Association for Plant Taxonomy

Friday, September 9, 2011

Heart Fern

Heart Fern (Hemionitis arifolia)

Origin: India, Myanmar, Burma, Ceylon and Philippines.
Dimorphic beautiful dwarf fern with spreading rhizomes. Very common in South India. Grows as epiphytes on the walls. Source of information from: