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Spider Flower

Scientific name of Spider Flower: Cleome gynandra

Name of Spider Flower in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Ajagandha

Hindi: akhiya, safed hulhul, parhar, safed bagro

English: Dog Mustard, African spider-flower, Bastard-mustard

Malayalam: ചിലന്തിപൂവ് -Chilanthipoovu, ആടുനാറിവിള Aadunarivela

Plant description of Spider Flower

It is an annual, erect, branching grows up to plant generally between 25 cm and 60 cm tall. meters, the leaves are green palmately arranged, sparse leaves are each made up of 3 to 5 oval-shaped leaflets, leaves are edible.. The flowers are white to rose pink.Fruits are pods many seeds contain in it, the seed is a brown 1.5mm diameter.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-PalmateMargin-EntireVenation-pinnate
 Palmate



 Margin_Entire Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts: Leaf, root

Chemical content:

Medicinal uses: To treat , fever, rhumatism, relieve scorpion stings, bilious disorders, fungal infections, rheumatism and local pain, earache.

Medicinal properties: Anthelmintic, Febrifuge and Rubefacient.

Learn more:

http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Cleome+gynandra

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