Flower Bulb of the Star of Bethlehem

Flower Bulb of the Star of Bethlehem
The bulb belongs to the winter lily family. The bulb of the Star of Bethlehem can turn into a nuisance if you allow it to run wild in your garden. It is native to the Mediterranean region. These flowers are thumb sized, white, and naked. They grow by sending tufts of green leaves on winter. You will find each of the bright grass-like leaf is marked with a white line down the midrib. The large flower bulbs can produce many offsets. Therefore, the foliage clumps may be about 6 inches across. These resemble garlic clumps, but can be easily differentiated as they produce no odor on crushing. Also, the garlic foliage grows straight up and Star of Bethlehem has arching leaves. The leaves of this plant die with the arrival of summer and the bulbs go dormant.

You will see flowers bloom in late April or in early May. The plants shoot up a 10-inch long multi-flowered spike. Each spike bears about 12 to 30 six petaled star like bloom. If you look at the backside of the petals, you will find a broad band of green. These flowers open in the morning and close every evening.

Care of Star of Bethlehem
You can grow Star of Bethlehem in full sun or partial shade. If you grow the plant in an area that is too shady, the plant may produce fewer flowers and grow at a slower pace. You should water the plant regularly and avoid over watering. This is a low maintenance plant that needs a well-drained soil to grow. You need to divide the flower bulbs for propagation. The plants should be kept about 5 to 6 inches apart while growing. The flowers are good for container gardening as well as flower gardens.

Senna sophera

Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Fabaceae
Tribe  Cassieae
Scientific name  Senna sophera
Order  Fabales
Subfamily  Caesalpinioideae
Subtribe  Cassiinae
Rank  Species
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Similar  Senna septemtrionalis, Senna tora, Senna occidentalis, Senna bicapsularis, Senna auriculata

Senna sophera is a shrub, glabrous, about 3 m. in height. The compound leaves with 8-12 paired leaflets acute and tapering; bear rachies with single gland at the base. It has yellow flowers in carymbose racemes.

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Common names of Senna sophera include algarrobilla, kasunda, baner. It was formerly called Cassia sophera in English. It is known as kasaundi in Hindi, and kolkasunda

Senna sophera Medicinal Plants Senna sophera Cassia sophera Kaasamarda
Possibly originating in Bangladesh, today the plant is found in most tropical countries. It is common on waste lands, on roadsides and in the forests. Root bark in used for preparation of the medicine. It has been used by ancient Indian physicians for its efficacy in respiratory disorders.

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Senna sophera Cassia sophera L Open Data sharing by Keystone Foundation
Senna sophera Cassia sophera L Open Data sharing by Keystone Foundation

मैं हार गया

मैं हार गया 
अपने बनाये गए उन्हीं आदर्शों से
जो मैंने कभी अपने लिए बनाये थे
जिन आदर्शों के भरोसे जिंदगी काटने की सोची थी
मैं आज हार गया
अपनी ही नज़रों में गिर गया

हमने अपने आपको हारते देखा है

अपने सपनों को टूटता हुआ देख कर
अपने भविष्य को बिखरा हुआ देख कर
उन अरमानों के बोझ तले दब गया हूँ मैं
अपने हौसलों को टूटता हुआ देखकर बिखर गया हूँ मैं
आज मैं सचमुच हार गया
मैं हार गया हूँ अपने उम्मीदों से
मैं हार गया हूँ अपने ख्वाहिशों से
हार हुई है मेरी अपने नज़रों के सामने
हारा हूँ मैं अपनी ही जिंदगी के सामने
पता नही कैसे लेकिन आज मैं हार गया हूँ
न जाने कब मेरी हार हो गयी
कब मेरी तकदीर मुझसे रूठ गयी
लेकिन सच में आज मैं हार गया

Gianluca Corazza

Gianluca Corazza was born in Pietrasanta, Italy on June 29th, 1968. He is a botanical horticulturist, writer, plant blogger, botanical popularizer and photographer. Since when he was a child he was fascinated by natural sciences. From 1990 to 2013 he worked as a volunteer at the Lucca Botanic Garden. In 1995 founded Vivaio Corazza, a botanical nursery producing and preserving unusual plants. Together with Lucia Cortopassi (his wife) in 2014 he published “Piante Alimentari Insolite”, Edizioni Il Campano, Pisa, a book about botany, cultivation and use of 50 unusual edible plant species (in Italian). He also wrote articles for different magazines about aloes, stapeliads and Welwitschia mirabilis. He gives public lectures and speaks at conferences and workshops about plants, botany and horticulture. He bred new vegetable cultivars, like Citrullus lanatus ‘Cocoro’, 2013, (the first watermelon with both rind and flesh yellow), Cucumis sativus ‘Beluga’, 2012, (a light whitish-green long cucumber), Solanum melongena ‘Perona Bianca’, 2016, (a very large, white, pear-shaped aubergine), Ipomoea batatas ‘Radiosa’, 2015, (a sweet potato with thin pink and orange speckles arranged like rays if cut in section). He currently studies and grows many species, but his work is mainly focused on Gesneriaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Araceae, Begoniaceae, Iridaceae and Apocynaceae.

Peppermint Plant

Peppermint (Mentha × piperita, also known as Mentha balsamea Wild) is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. Indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, the plant is now widely spread and cultivated in many regions of the world.It is occasionally found in the wild with its parent species.

Although the genus Mentha comprises more than 25 species, the one in most common use is peppermint.While Western peppermint is derived from Mentha piperita, Chinese peppermint, or “Bohe” is derived from the fresh leaves of Mentha haplocalyx.Mentha piperita and Mentha haplocalyx are both recognized as plant sources of menthol and menthone and are among the oldest herbs used for both culinary and medicinal products.