Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Frog Fruit Flower - Phyla nodiflora


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খুব বেশী জানা শোনা নাই এই ফুল সম্পর্কে... প্রথম দেখেছিলাম চাপাইনবাবগঞ্জে... কিন্তু পরে ঢাকায়ও দেখলাম... বাংলা নাম জানি না... যদিও অনেকে ভুই ওকরা বলে ডাকে... খুবই ছোট এই ফুল দেখতে অনেক সুন্দর... বাহারি রঙের সমাহার আছে এই ফুলে... কেউ এই ফুল সম্পর্কে বেশী জেনে থাকলে নীচে মন্তব্য আকারে জানিয়ে দাও...



The common names for this flower are frog fruit, turkey tangle, creeping lip, etc. I am not sure about the Bengali(বাংলা) vernacular name of this plant. From the internet, found several names are Bhui Okar(ভুই ওকরা), Kar ghas(কার ঘাস), etc.

Egg shaped inflorescence


Botanical name of this plant is Phyla nodiflora. It pertains to the plant family Verbenaceae. This is native to South American region but available at our Bangladesh(বাংলাদেশ). We consider this as weed plant, but actually people cherish this weed as ornamental plant.



Its a perennial ground covering herbaceous plant. Grows very low to the ground and very fast growing. From the main root, it use to creeping and sprawling around. Glossy leafs are arranged opposite to the stem and toothed at both sides.



Flowers of this plant are inflorescence and having a shaped of egg. Flowers occur as a ring around that egg like stuff. This things grows with the time, and the ring shifted upwards with young flowers and mature flowers remain at bottom with brown dried leafs.

Ground covering perennial.


Photos of this article were taken from Rajshai (রাজশাহী), and Chapainawabganj (চাপাইনবাবগঞ্জ). I was traveling there during June 2012.



ফুলের জন্য ভালবাসা, আমি বুনো ফুল...

2 comments:

  1. এখানে আমার মাগুরা জেলা নাই। খুব কষ্ট পেলাম

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    1. Didn't able to manage time for Magura... I'll do someday... :-)

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