Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan, Punit Van, Van Chetana Kendra, Aranya Van
About Blepharis maderaspatensis Plant :
Habit : A diffuse, prostrate or procumbent, slender herbs, 30-90 cm high.
Stem : Much divaricately branched, pubescent, rooting at the nodes.
Leaves : Whorled, 4 at each node, un equal, 1.2-9 x 0.8-4.5 cm, membranous, coarsely toothed, entire, pubescent, elliptic, acute, petioles very small, hairy.
Inflorescence: Solitary, axillary
Flowers : Solitary, axillary or 2-3 together, about 1 cm long, 0.2-1.8 x 0.6-0.8 cm, creamy-white with red or purple veins or pale-blue, bracteoles cuneiform below, broadly sphathulate and rounded above, 6-8 mm long. Calyx with outer lobe 2 cm long, pubescent, upper lip narrow, lower lip 3-angled, broad, pale blue with a yellow spot and red or sky-blue lines.
Fruit : Capsule, compressed, ovoid.
Seeds : 2, echinate with obtuse spines.
Flowering and Fruiting Time : October-February
The seeds are said to be tonic.
They are soaked in water and administered for ulcers and on burning of urine.