22 Aug 2016

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Star Glory

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicots
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae (The Morning-glory family)
Botanical name: Ipomoea quamoclit
Common Name: Cypress Vine or Star Glory or Hummingbird Vine
Malayalam Name: Nakshatra Mulla
Habit: Annual Climber

Humming Bird's favorite flower. The plant is very delicate with fern like leaves and small red star-shaped flowers. Plant propagation is via seeds.

Cypress Vine
Cypress Vine
Cypress Vine
Cypress Vine
Cypress Vine

The above pictures were taken with Nikon Coolpix. Please click on each picture to get the full view.
Location: My garden at Kottayam, Kerala

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