Argyreia nervosa

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Argyreia nervosa

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » October 5th, 2013, 8:07 pm

Botanical Name Argyreia nervosa
Family Convolvulaceae
Genus Argyreia
Specie nervosa
Local Name in Urdu taiz gam
Common Name Woolly Morning Glory, Woodrose, Silver Elephant Creeper, Hawaiian Baby Woodrose
Life Cycle perinial
Fragrant or Not no
Category(Bush/Vine/Tree) vine
Height 30-40 ft.
Spacing 24-36 in.
Flowering Months late summer,fall
Flower Color Medium Blue
Growing Areas All hot areas of pakistan
Frost Tender yes
Exposure Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH acidic
Propagation by seeds
Uses climbing vine
Other Details very aggressive vine if someone wants a vine which quickly covers any type of area then it is best.it grows very rapidly therefore locally called taiz gam.Argyreia nervosa is a perennial climbing vine that is native to the Indian subcontinent and introduced to numerous areas worldwide, including Hawaii, Africa and the Caribbean. Though it can be invasive, it is often prized for its aesthetic value. Common names include Hawaiian Baby Woodrose, Adhoguda or Vidhara(Sanskrit), Elephant Creeper and Woolly Morning Glory.The plant is a rare example of a plant whose hallucinogenic properties were not recognized until recent times.seeds are poisonous
[tr][td]info[/td] [td]An extensive woody climber with a stout stem; young shoots and branches covered by a silky white pubescence. Leaves ovate-cordate, apiculate at tip, 7.5-30 cm in diam., glabrous above, white tomentose(velvety) beneath. Flowers rose-purple with 7.5-30 cm long white- tomentose peduncles, borne in axillary many-flowered cymes; bracts ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, 3-4 cm long. Fruits (berries)globose, 2 cm in diam, apiculate, indehiscent.[/td][/tr]

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Re: Argyreia nervosa

Post by Farhan Ahmed » October 5th, 2013, 8:12 pm

Ah that is a lovely plant.

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Re: Argyreia nervosa

Post by Tahir Khan » October 6th, 2013, 11:25 am

Lovely plant Hamad bhai, please do save seeds for me. :)

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Re: Argyreia nervosa

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » October 6th, 2013, 1:55 pm

:mrgreen: :D why not tahir bhai their are plenty of buds on vine.so will send to you and seed bank INSHAHALLAH.

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Re: Argyreia nervosa

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » October 6th, 2013, 2:04 pm

Requested a picture when in full bloom to see the overall affect.

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Re: Argyreia nervosa

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » October 16th, 2013, 12:59 pm

Muhammad Arif Khan wrote:Requested a picture when in full bloom to see the overall affect.
here are few more pictures.i am sure brig sb it is not upto your standard due to less flowers and big leaves but can be useful as summer shade vine due to its heavy growth and bigger leaves.

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Re: Argyreia nervosa

Post by Tahir Khan » October 16th, 2013, 1:36 pm

Superb clicks Hamad Bhai, aj tou Eid ka maza dobala hogya :D

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Re: Argyreia nervosa

Post by rafique » October 16th, 2013, 8:49 pm

Hammad Bhai its beautiful. Nice photo shots too.
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Re: Argyreia nervosa

Post by Mustansir Billah » October 16th, 2013, 9:01 pm

Beautiful Flowers as well as the vine.

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Re: Argyreia nervosa

Post by Farhan Ahmed » October 16th, 2013, 11:35 pm

Its foliage is beauty, silvery as well as large size leaves. Nice plant

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