Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Scarlet Creeper Morning Glory

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এই ফুলটির নাম কেউ বাংলায় জানলে নীচে মন্তব্য করুন...
Please comment if you know the name of the flower in Bengali...

There are lot of flowers in nature which used to show up during the morning. Some of those are funnel shaped but different in colors. Most of the flowers are too soft and thin, even a soft touch can damage the flower. These are called morning glory flower and are from the family Convolvulaceae(morning glory). My today's flower is from that genre and referred as Red Morningglory, Scarlet Creeper, Redroster, etc. Botanical name of the flower is Ipomoea Coccinea.

This vine plant used to give red small flower that looks like a funnel. The petals are too thin. Flower blooms at morning and used to die before the afternoon. It's attractive flowers are the source of foods for lot of butterflies. This is a fast growing plant and used to spread by it's seeds. Plant used to grow around the roadside, fence, stream banks or at any waste land.

The whole jungle is filled with the vines

This plant can be used as an ornamental plant at the gate or fence. Even this can be used at the wall of a building. At some places this plant is known as invasive for other plants. The seeds of this glory plant are highly toxic, so be careful about that. The root of the plant can be used to inducing the sneezing.

Photos of this article are snapped by my colleagues during our tour at Bandarban(বান্দরবান), Bangladesh at November 2009.

``ফুলের জন্য ভালবাসা, আমি বুনো ফুল``

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