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This one is called "Rui" in Marathi. रुई
Lantana (Lantana camara) (see below for pic) is a tough evergreen shrub with an unpleasant aroma. Stems and leaves are rough in texture and covered with hairs. It can grow in full sun and semi-shade. Lantana requires well-drained soil and can tolerate drought. Propagation is by seed or cuttings.
Lantana is used as a diaphoretic, carminative and stimulant. It is also considered as a remedy for sprains and respiratory diseases.
every kid in the colony has grown up playing with this!
Common name: Silver Cockscomb, Flamingo Feathers,
Wheat Celosia • Marathi: कुरडू Kurdu
Family: Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)
Silver cockscombs are erect, branching plants with oval or lance-shaped, strongly veined leaves 2-6 in long and hundreds of tiny flowers packed in dense spikes of silver-white flowers which usually stand above the foliage. They are beautiful plants with soft, dense feathery spikes, produced in profusion. Wonderful straw-like flower when dried. It offers fresh shape and colour to cut flower, or everlasting flower arrangements, with 10-13cm flower spikes on 60cm stems. Slender, cylindrical pink or rose flowerheads have a metallic sheen because the individual flowers are silvery-white at their bases. Excellent as a flowering pot plant. Height 60-75cm.
Common name: Sonkadi • Hindi: बिछलू Bichhloo •
Marathi: सोनकाडी Sonkadi
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Sonkadi is an erect annual herb, 1-3 ft tall. Stems are branched in the upper part. Branches are cylindrical and leafy. Alternately arranged, oblong-lancelike leaves are stalkless, 3-8 cm long, and hairy. The leaves have rounded "ears" at the base. Yellow flower-heads, 1-2 cm across, occur singly on slender stalks. Ray flowers are 12-24, narrow, 3-toothed at the tip. Disc flowers are yellow. This flower can be easily distinguished from Sonsari by the number of "petals" (ray flowers) in the two.
Identification credit: Kaushal Chandak
the kids use to play raja rani with this one... they pinched it betweent their thumbs and first fingure...if it poped out, it was a raja, if it sulked down it was a rani !!
the powerful red one- hard to catch!
Parrots sitting on Kapilvastu building
How to cross a road?
(Look at all 4 pics in a sequence to find the answer)
First look straight and be attentive-
Then look at your right:
Then look at your left-
Then it's all yourz bahyby :-)
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