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बस यूँही…..

The aptly named morning glory was in bloom welcoming us with its delicate, but radiant beauty. What better start to the day could one ask for?
the common name for over 1,000 species of flowering plants in the family Convolvulaceae.

As the name suggests, most morning glory flowers unfurl into full bloom in the early morning. The flowers usually start to fade a few hours before the corolla begins to display visible curling. They prefer full solar exposure throughout the day, and mesic soils. Some morning glories, such as Ipomoea muricata, Ipomoea alba, and Ipomoea macrorhiza, are night-blooming flowers.

Ancient Mesoamerican civilizations used the morning glory species Ipomoea alba to convert the latex from the Castilla elastica tree and also the guayule plant to produce bouncing rubber balls.

The sulphur in the morning glory’s juice served to vulcanize the rubber, a process antedating Charles Goodyear’s discovery by at least 3,000 years.

Aztec priests in Mexico were also known to use the plant’s hallucinogenic properties


By abchandorkar

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Pune, India

24 replies on “बस यूँही…..”

I can but marvel at the wonder that is Mother Nature she has the “nouse” to create something as marvellous as this with its infinite visual appeal and make it so that it is in its prime in the morning light and simultaneously create the wondrous night blooming jasmine; “raat Rani”; for us to enjoy through its aroma in the evening when setting sun means the light is low – just awesome.

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Nice one. Sirji your daily couplet is just like Morning glory to us..Just like that flower.. it is always symbolic of strength, giving us the power to realise our hopes and dreams..

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Indeed the morning is glorious, seeing this !! I am more awed by the thot that apart fr music, painting, bolywood trivia, u also seem to be a Botanicipedia( self coined term)😱😱

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Now that I can see it in my mobile phone, it does look beautiful indeed. I am amazed at your knowledge in so many subjects and to such depth! Each and every couplet is so very interesting and educative.

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इतना न इतराओ अपनी खूबसूरती पे,
कहीं तेरा अक्श देख आईना न टूट जाए,
कब तक रहोगे यूं हसरत बनके हमारी,
अब हकीकत भी बन जाओ कहीं ये दिल न टूट जाए,
खूब संभाल के रखा है ख्वाबों में हमने,
अब रूबरू हो जाओ कहीं ये सांसे न टूट जाए….

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