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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 20, 2003
4:28 AM

Post #452978

This plant is used in Ayurvedic medicine and the milky juice of this plant is injurious to the eyes, they say. The leaves are grey-green, shrub. It grows on roadsides here in this part of our country.

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poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


January 20, 2003
10:46 AM

Post #453087

I'm sure that must be a milk weed (asclepias) of some sort. I'll see if I can find a species for you.
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


January 20, 2003
11:02 AM

Post #453089

Here it is Dinu ... Calotropis gigantea. Native to Sri Lanka, India :o)
http://www.hear.org/pier/cagig.htm

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Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


January 20, 2003
12:36 PM

Post #453119

I saw that in India, nice shrub..
Chamma
Tennille, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 21, 2003
2:06 AM

Post #453664

Dinu, This plant is also indigenous to the UAE. The tale goes that it cures warts!

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