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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M for "Mirabilis jalapa (Four O’Clock Plant)"

From our home garden Common Name: Four O' Clock Plant, The Marvel of PeruScientific Name: Mirabilis jalapaAssames Name: Godhuli GopalThis is another flower which has  a place in our garden since many years. The flowers of this plant blooms at around 4 O' clock in the evening and hence the name. During the day, the flowers …

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L for "Lobster Claw"

Stunning Lobster ClawCommon Name: Lobster Claw, Hanging HeliconiaBotanical Name: Heliconia rostrataLobster Claws are another pride of my parents' garden. The photograph below was clicked last year at home. The gorgeous red colour of the flower with golden yellow edges is quite a delight against the plant's tall green stalks.Lobster Claws in bloom last year at …

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K for Keteki

Common Name: Kewda, Umbrella Tree, Screw PineScientific Name: Pandanus odoriferAssamese Name: KetekiKeteki is another significant flower of Assam. The flower has a very strong fragrance, and when in bloom can be smelled from a distance. Kewda plant is dioecious, with male and female flowers produced on different plants. That's interesting, isn't it! Only the flowers …

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J for "(Night-flowering) Jasmine"

Common Name: Night-flowering Jasmine, Coral JasmineScientific Name: Nyctanthes arbor-tristisAssamese Name: SewaliSewali is a night-flowering tree with white flowers with orange stems. It is of two varieties, one flowers all the year round (perennial) and the other flowers only in the months of September-October (seasonal). The tree is also known as the "the tree of sorrow", …

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