X for "Xerochrysum bracteatum (Paper Daisy)"

Common Name: Paper Daisy, Strawflower Scientific Name: Xerochrysum bracteatumAssamese Name: Kaagoz phoolI saw the Paper Daisy for the first time in my grandmother's garden. As a kid, I was fascinated and I still am. The flower doesn't look like a real flower at all. The petals are crispy and papery. Nature has so many wonders, …

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W for "Weeping Bottlebrush"

Weeping Bottlebrush back home. Check out the pretty bird perched on it.Common Name: Weeping Bottlebrush, Drooping Bottlebrush, Red Bottlebrush, Red CascadeScientific Name:Callistemon viminalis/Melaleuca viminalisAs a kid, I found the Weeping Bottlebrush flower very interesting because of its look. Yes, it looks like a bottle-brush and hence the name.Back home, Deta planted this tree on the …

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U for "Utonglei (Mexican Oleander)"

Common Name: Mexican Oleander, Lucky NutScientific Name: Cascabela thevetia/Thevetia peruvianaAssamese Name: KorobiManipuri Name: UtongleiMexican Oleander is a common short flowering tree grown in gardens and roadsides. It is an ornamental plant and colour varieties are yellow, white and peach. I think the yellow one is the most common, since it is one I see everywhere. …

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S for "Spreading Sunset"

  Common Name: Spreading Sunset, Lantana, Spanish FlagScientific Name: Lantana camaraAssamese Name: Goo phool Spreading Sunset is a common flowering shrub in Assam, and it usually grows in the wild. The flower has a unpleasant smell and hence the Assamese name Goo (meaning shit) phool (meaning flower). For the same reason, people usually don't have it in …

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P for "Periwinkle"

After a rain showerCommon Name: Periwinkle, VincaScientific Name: VincaAssamese Name: NoyontoraEnjoying the sunPeriwinkle is a common flower in Indian households. It usually comes in pink and white flower varieties. It is low maintenance and multiplies fast. It also has medicinal properties.A new variety added to the gardenI  am taking part in the Blogging from A …

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O for "Oncidium flexuosum (Dancing Lady Orchid)"

Few years back at homeCommon name: Dancing Doll Orchid, Dancing Lady Orchid, Golden ShowerScientific Name: Oncidium flexuosumOrchids are the pride of my father's (Deta) garden. Basically orchids are of two types, the epiphytic orchids and the terrestrial or ground orchids. Epiphytic orchids are commonly grown in pieces of bricks, charcoal, Styrofoam pellets, fern roots; whereas …

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