Plumbago auriculata

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  • Botanical Name : Plumbago auriculata Lam.
  • The specific epithet auriculata means "with ears", referring to the shape of the leaves.

  • Synonyms : Plumbago capensis Thunb.
  • Common Name : Plumbago, Cape Leadwort, Bhuro Chitrak
  • Plant Family : Plumbaginaceae
  • Plant Form : Shrub
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 19
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan, Van Chetana Kendra, Aranya Van

About Plumbago auriculata Plant :

  • Habit : A small, evergreen shrub.
  • Leaves : Arranged in succession of 5 unequal lanceolate leaves,
  • Inflorescence : Terminal clusters.
  • Flowers : Pale-blue flowers.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : November - April
  • Significance : Generally cultivated in the gardens as an ornamental plant.