Monday, November 17, 2014

East Indian Screw Tree

 Helicteris isora, the East Indian Screw tree has attractive orange flowers. The fruit of the tree is curiously shaped like a screw. The tree is a small one, more like a bush.When in flower, the tree is abuzz with honeybees.
The roots of this tree are used to treat stomach ailments like colic and gastritis.

1 comment:

  1. A beautiful and useful plant! I have never seen before. Thanks for sharing.