Friday, February 12, 2016

Carnation of India

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In our previous house, we had couple of Crape Jasmines aka Moonlight or Carnation of India along the side walk. Native to India, the evergreen shrubs thrive with beautiful pinwheel shaped flowers has dark green leaves and pointed edge. Also known as Nandiar Vattai in Tamil, the shrub grows up to 4-6 feet in height with spread of 6 feet, blooms throughout the year and has flowers in 5 petals clustered to the stem tips. The roots and stem of the shrub has multiple medical benefits and interestingly the flowers of the single form are unscented rather than the double form with pleasant fragrance!

Carnation of India

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12 comments:

Rajesh said...

Very lovely flower.

TexWisGirl said...

they are beautiful!

Sandi said...

Beautiful, Jeevan!

rupam sarma said...

Lovely

Destination Infinity said...

Wow, a cool flower. Great that you capture those beautiful scenes that we generally tend to miss :)

Destination Infinity

Sandhya said...

I love this flower and plant because of the beautiful colour combination! You have captured it well!

Ankita said...

these are so common here! lovely white flower!

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Such a beautiful and fragrant flower.
I had two big plants, here, in the States.
Donated one to the Meditation Center in Georgia and have one for ourselves.
Great capture, Jeevan!
Have a Beautiful Day like your Jasmine!
Peace :)

Indrani said...

I wish I could grow one in my pot here.

Nick V. said...

Lovely photos of this gorgeous flower, Jeevan!
Thank you for joining us at the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

Twilight Man said...

We also have this sweet smelling white flowers here. They are very popular with all the Indian community. I am surprised that the name is Carnation too.

L. D. said...

It is such a pure white pretty flower.