This is a common garden plant. Some times grows as garden escape, in
wild. The leaves possess curative properties for burns.
On Jun 7, 11:22 am, raghu ananth <raghu_...@yahoo.com
> Behold the candle flower ...
> Native flowering plant : Candle bush, Senna alata, Family Caesalpiniacea
> (Gulmohar family)
> Symmetric leaves fold together at night
> Place: Kukke, Dakshina Kannada district.
> Habitat: Kumaradhara river bank, Western Ghats
> Date: 8 Nov 2010
> Native Shrub Perennial
> Height 8-10feet
> Leaves opposite,
> DSC_9679 Flowers of Candle bush Senna alata Caesalpiniacea e (Gulmohar family) Native Shrub Perennial Kukke.jpg
> DSC_9679 CandleBush.jpg
> DSC_9676 Candle BushLeaf.jpg