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Periwinkle

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Periwinkle

Catharanthus roseus

Periwinkle is known as 'Sadabahar' meaning 'always in bloom' and is used for worship. Numerous soft-wood branches from the ground, give it an appearance of fullness. Closely planted it can have an impressive effect with its various colours. This is one flower which can be found all over India. Lots of cultivars have been developed with various colors, from red to white.

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Regional Names
  • Assamese:
    নয়নতৰা
  • Bengali:
    নয়নতারা
  • Hindi:
    सदाबहार
  • Kannada:
    ಸದಾಪುಷ್ಪ
  • Malayalam:
    നിത്യകല്യാണി
  • Marathi:
    सदाफूली
  • Tamil:
    நித்தியக கல்யாணி, நயனதாரா, பட்டிப்பூ
  • Telugu:
    బిళ్ళ గన్నేరు
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Catharanthus roseus

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