Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dhol Kolmi(ঢোল কলমি) - Ipomoea carnea

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Another morning glory flower. This time this one is called pink morning glory. In India this is called as Behaya Ful(বেহায়া ফুল), don't know why. In our country Bangladesh, we call this Dhol kolmi(ঢোল কলমি). Another name is available, Dudh Kolmi(দুধ কলমি), possibly for the white sap of the plant.

This semi woody shrubby plant basically use to make live fence at the fields or around the house premise at villages. The leafs of this plant are toxic and for which the cattle don't show any interest on these.

Flower of this Dhol Kolmi is similar to other morning glory flowers. This time this one is pink/purple in color and the crepe funnel shaped flower has a star formed inside. Botanical name of this neglected flower is Ipomoea carnea from the plant family Convolvulaceae.

This plant has medical uses as it has the component of sedative. The whole plant produces white sap when torn or broken. Propagation of this plant is done by cutting in our country.

Photos of this article were taken from St martin's Island of Bangladesh. I was traveling there during January 2012.

ফুলের জন্য ভালবাসা, আমি বুনো ফুল...

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