Uncommon beauty (ThursdayTreeLove)

Today I share a pretty shrub that I have seen only in the wild. Somehow never spotted it in gardens be they public ones or home gardens.

Called Dhayti in Marathi or Woodfordia fruiticosa , this spreading shrub grows commonly on the hills of Pune. It has ovate leaves and the crimson or blazing orange flowers are most distinctive. Dhayti belongs to the Lythraceae family and is an indigenous species. It is said to have huge medicinal benefits in Ayurveda.

This uncommon beauty is surely worthy of a place in city gardens dont you think!

This is what the beautiful flowers reminded me of..

“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound.” – Edwin Curran

Have you seen the Dhayti? It flowers from February to April so do watch out for it!

I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove bloghop. Head over to see fantastic trees from around the world. Better still, join in!

7 Replies to “Uncommon beauty (ThursdayTreeLove)”

  1. I am thinking this bush would not be hardy where I live. I tried finding it for sale and only found the dried flowers for sale due to their medicinal use.

  2. I don’t think I have seen this one in Bangalore. May be there are other species of this? Those flowers though look familiar and I am not surprised with their medicinal benefits. Isn’t it so good to know what all nature provides?
    Thanks for sharing, Archana. See you around on the 26th!

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