|Copyright: Nilotpal Patra (nilotpal_patra) (49)|
|Date Taken: 2010-06-12|
|Camera: Nokia N73|
|Exposure: f/2.8, 1/500 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-06-16 20:35|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Common name: Waterkanon, Watrakanu, Minnie Root, Iron root, Feverroot, Popping pod, Ruwel (Marathi)|
Botanical name: Ruellia tuberosa Family: Acanthaceae (ruellia family)
Minnie Root is a West Indian herb with curiously shaped blue flowers and fusiform tuberous roots. A tropical perennial growing up to a height of 6½" with a hairy stem. The simple leaves are opposite and elliptic; the plant only flowers after the start of the rainy season. It has thick finger-like roots. The big bisexual flowers are violet. The ripe fruits, in a pod with 7-8 seeds each, burst open, when they get wet and the black seeds are hurdled away.
Sorce :- Minnie Root
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