Re : [indiantreepix:7793] Id200109phk 2 /Id200109phk 3

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Jan 20, 2009, 7:12:37 AM1/20/09
to Pravin Kawale, indiantreepix, wildflowerindia
hi, the first one is capucine a climber  which is grown in europe as annual plant; coloue ranges from yellow to orange to blood-red. there is also a pink one. they sell mixed seeds and cross polination gives different couler combination which seems to be the case here
Genre: Tropaeolum
Espèce:T. majus, T. peltophoren, T. peregrinum
Famille: Trpèolacéea
Origine: south America
Cherecterique: plant herbaceau poor in leaves, flowers very decoraative
Multiplication: by seeds or by division

The second one is variety of iris that is produced by the nursaries in europe.i cannot give botanical name.

--- En date de : Mar 20.1.09, Pravin Kawale <> a écrit :
De: Pravin Kawale <>
Objet: [indiantreepix:7793] Id200109phk 2 /Id200109phk 3
À: "indiantreepix" <>, "wildflowerindia" <>
Date: Mardi 20 Janvier 2009, 6h00

Pl. Id the followiing  garden plants
photographed at Lonavala on 18 Jan 2009
Thanks in advance


J.M. Garg

Jan 20, 2009, 8:36:43 AM1/20/09
to, Pravin Kawale, indiantreepix
Thanks, Max, Ken & Rupi ji. 
Some extract from Wikipedia link:

Tropaeolum majus (Garden Nasturtium, Indian Cress or Monks Cress) is a flowering plant in the family Tropaeolaceae, originating in South America in the Andes from Bolivia north to Colombia. It is of cultivated, probably hybrid origin, with possible parent species including T. minus, T. moritzianum, T. peltophorum, and T. peregrinum.[1][2]

It is a herbaceous annual plant with trailing stems growing to 1 m long or more. The leaves are large, nearly circular, 3-15 cm diameter, green to glaucous green above, paler below; they are peltate, with the 5-30 cm long petiole near the middle of the leaf, with several veins radiating to the smoothly rounded or slightly lobed margin. The flowers are 2.5–6 cm diameter, with five petals, eight stamens, and a 2.5–3 cm long nectar spur at the rear; they vary from yellow to orange to red, frilled and often darker at the base of the petals. The fruit is 2 cm broad, three-segmented, each segment with a single large seed 1–1.5 cm long.[3][4]
It is widely cultivated, both as an ornamental plant and as a medicinal plant.

Garden Nasturtiums are grown for their flowers, and also because both their leaves and flowers are edible; they can be used in salads, imparting a delicately peppery taste. The seeds are also edible, and can be used as a caper substitute.[5]

It is listed as invasive in several areas, including Hawaii, Lord Howe Island, and New Zealand.[4]

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Farida Abraham

Jan 20, 2009, 8:40:13 AM1/20/09
to J.M. Garg,, Pravin Kawale, indiantreepix
agree that the first is a nasturtium and the second an iris. FA

Pravin Kawale

Jan 20, 2009, 11:51:37 PM1/20/09
to Farida Abraham, J.M. Garg,, indiantreepix
Thanks to all
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