Plants and flowers - Bernard Solomon
Common Sopubia (Sopubia delphinifolia)

Common Sopubia (Sopubia delphinifolia)

This is a shot of the Common Sopubia. As taken from the entry in the website of 'Flowers of India', this plant is a widely found root-parasite herbage in India. Its juice is reported to possess healing properties for sores caused by moisture and is also reported to be an abortifacient. Erect herb, stem grooved, branched, spotted with purple. As the name delphinifolia suggests, its leaves are like those of Delphihiums. Rosy white trumpet shaped flowers with long necks, appear along the stem. It is common in moist grasslands. It is distributed in Western Peninsular India, Sri Lanka and Shimoga. It flowers in the months from August to January.

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