Indigofera cordifolia

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

  • Botanical Name : Indigofera cordifolia Roth
  • Common Name : Heart-Leaf Indigo, Bhakhs
  • Plant Family : Papilionaceae
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Punit Van, Sarita Udyan

About Indigofera cordifolia Plant :

  • Habit : A prostrate, radially spreading annual herb, more or less hairy when growing among dense grasses the stem may be erect.
  • Leaves : Simple, broadly ovate-cordate, sessile, hairy on both sides, more densely so beneath. Stipules many.
  • Flowers : Flowers in axillary heads. Calyx hairy outside, corolla bright red, about as long as the calyx.
  • Fruit : Pods cylindric, 2-seeded.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : August-November
  • Significance : Found wildly growing.