Earlier it was called Vinca rosea. It is native plant of Madagascar but, also grown in other parts of the world as ornamental plant and for medicinal purposes. It is used in Indian and Chinese medicine system for curing diabetes, malaria etc. The cancer drug vinblastine is extracted from this plant.
Red Amaranth – Amaranthus cruentus
It is native plant of Central and South America. The plant is grown as ornamentals and as staple food because seeds, flowers and leaves of the plant are edible. It is also consumed as green vegetables in Asian countries. It is similar to the beet in terms of the nutrients as it is rich in carotene, protein, Vitamin C etc. The plant is also used to extract red dyes.
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Scientifically known as Thevetia peruviana or Cascabela thevetia. This flower is native to Mexico and Central America. It is ornamental and has a pleasant smell. But, each and every part of this plant is poisonous.
Scientifically known as Turnera diffusa. This flower is native to United States, Central America, Mexico, South America and Carribean. The flowers are small and aromatic. It has a good medicinal value. It is used to treat mental disorders, depression and many more.
The yellow rose signifies friendship, joy and good health. Friends bring happiness and joy in life which is essential for good health. If a friend is to life, the yellow rose is for a friend. Bearing the optimistic shades, it adds warmth to life. The yellow flower is always for good wishes.
The orange flowers symbolise energy, joy, positivity, harmony, charm and creativity. As it is the colour of rising sun, it depicts growth and progress.
The white flowers pure and peaceful always. As the colour associated with light, goodness, innocence and purity. It is considered to be the color of perfection. White means safety, purity, and cleanliness. It also represents a successful beginning.
However there are about ten types of jasmine this one is the common jasmine, Jasminum officinale and is well known for its intense fragrance. It is a five-petaled white flowers with slightly fuzzy and pointed leaves. They generally bloom in summers. These are grown commercially for the production of essential oils. They are well used as decorations for archways and entryways.
The flower, as resembles to jasmine and due to intense fragrance is known as jasmine tobacco or sweet tobacco. Scientifically known as Nocotiana alata. These are the ornamental flowers.