Rauvolfia serpentina | Indian snakeroot

Rauvolfia serpentina

Common Name : Indian snakeroot, black snakeroot, sarpagandha, Sepentina root Botanical Name : Rauvolfia serpentina Family : Apocynaceae

Rauvolfia serpentina

Kingdom - Plantae

Order - Gentianales

Genus - Rauvolfia

Species - serpentina

Synonym - Rauwolfia serpentina benth ex kurz

Origin / Native - India, Indonesia, East Asia

Height - Up to 15 inches

Spread - Up to 12 inches wide

Type - Annual, perennial

Category - Evergreen shrub, Herb

Uses - Medicinal

Flowers - Tiny, white, showy, clustered, red bracts, funnel shaped, 5 petals

Foliage - Green, large, wavy margins, arranged in spirals

Fruits - Green, oval, round, red, purple black

Light requirement & Care - Full sun, part shade, moist, well drained soil, average water

Propagation - Seeds

Attracts - Butterflies, birds, bees

Good For - Garden plant, pots, borders, containers, butterfly garden

Hindi - Sarpagandha

Telugu - Patala garuda

Tamil - Chivan Amalpodi

Rauvolfia serpentina flowers, bracts and foliage
Rauvolfia serpentina flowers, bracts and foliage

Rauvolfia serpentina flowers, buds & plant
Rauvolfia serpentina flowers, buds & plant

Rauwolfia serpentina benth ex kurz
Rauwolfia serpentina benth ex kurz

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Trichy butterfly park, Srirangam, Melur, India


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