Commelinales & Zingiberales Week: Commelinaceae, Commelina benghalensis L., Sp. pl. 1:41. 1753, nom. cons.
A common rainy season plant in Delhi, with luxuriant growth in shaded areas, along roadsides and wastelands.
English: Benghal dayflower, Indian dayflower
Hindi & Beng: Kanchara
Tam: Kanavazhai, kanangakarai
Rhizomes are cooked and eaten, leaves also eaten at the time of scarcity. Herb is also medicinal
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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