CAESALPINIA PULCHERRIMA is a flowering plant in the PEA family, cultivated as an ornamental plant
Grows up to 10-20 feet ( 3 to 6 meters )
Common names include Peacock flower, red bird of paradise, Mexican bird of Paradise, Pride of Barbados.
Indian names include
- Hindi: guletura
- Manipuri: Krishnachura
- Marathi: Sankasur
- Telugu: Ratnagandhi
- Kannada: Kenjige, Ratnagandhi
- Oriya: Krishnochuda
- Tamil: Mayurkonrai
- Malayalam: Settimandaram
- Bengali: Krishnachura, Radhachura
- Sanskrit: Sidhakya
✔ It’s is the national flower of Barbados
✔ It’s used as a purgative and a strong abortifacient. Said to cure kidney stones.
✔ This plant got the Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘Award of Garden Merit’
✔ This Pride Of Barbados was included in Meghan Markel’s wedding veil representing the country.
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