Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lavendar flowers (plumbago) around Ulsoor Lake

The white plumbago, plumbago zeylanica is a 'rambling shrub found in scrub jungles, forest edges and fallow land.  Its tubular calyx is glandular-hairy, and sticky to the touch. Caterpillars of the Zebra Blue butterfly feed on this plant. The roots and bark are used in traditional medicine'.
Thanks once again, to Kehimkar's book for all the information.

The Lake View Temple

1 comment:

Bernie said...

Plumbago has such pretty flowers and I do so like the pale variety. It makes a great hedge.