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Karuka Pullu - Bermuda Grass - Cynodon dactylon

Locally common by the name Karuka Pullu or Durva Grass, Cynodon dactylon is a type of grass from the...

December 8, 2018
Indian Pennywort - Centella asiatica

As a herb from the family Apiaceae, Indian Pennywort is a herb that grows close to the ground. While...

November 18, 2018

Dwarf White Bauhinia is a small tree with nice and fragrant white flowers. It is very suitable as a ...

November 16, 2018
Chittamruthu - Tinospora cordifolia

Chittamruthu or Amruthavalli is a climber plant with heart-shaped leaves widely used in Ayurveda to ...

November 15, 2018
Panikoorka

Widely found in Kerala by the name Panikoorka or Navara, this medicinal herb belongs to the family L...

November 11, 2018
Naruneendi or Indian Sarsaparilla

Naruneendi or Indian Sasaparilla is a medicinal plant used for blood purification. It occurs mainly ...

November 9, 2018
Thumba - Leucas aspera

Thumba (scientific name - Leucas aspera) is a medicinal herb found in Kerala. It has white bilabiate...

November 8, 2018

Diamond Flower is a little herb with white blooms from the family Rubiaceae. It is widely found in K...

November 6, 2018
Cheroola

Cheroola is a small herb which grows natively in India and belongs to the family Amaranthaceae. Its ...

October 23, 2018

Relaxing under a clear nighttime sky – with millions of twinkling little stars looking at us, ...

August 22, 2018

Alappuzha with its wonderful backwaters and paddy fields offers habitat for a wide variety of water ...

August 22, 2018

A Pygmy Skimmer dragonfly on the tip of  a leaf.  It is a small dragonfly with only 3 cent...

August 22, 2018

Just another picture of the cute little bird taken recently – The Juvenile Purple Rumped Sunbi...

August 22, 2018

A few more pictures of this common but beautiful bird – Common Myna. Family: Sturnidae Species...

August 22, 2018

Red Pagoda Plant or Clerodendrum paniculatum is a shrub seen in most of south and south east Asia. T...

August 30, 2018