Hawaiian Baby Woodrose, Adhoguda or Vidhara (Sanskrit), Elephant Creeper and Woolly Morning Glory, Silky elephant glory
A. nervosa (Burm.f.) Bojer syn. A. speciosa Sweet
Through out the INDIA
Seed Collection period
Nov. - Dec.
Perennial, evergreen, Medicinal, Ornamental
Plant Average Height
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
Argyreia nervosa a woody climber found throughout India, up to an altitude of 300m. This plant can attain a height of 30-40 ft. (9-12 m). Stem stout, white tomentose; leaves ovate-cordate, leathery heart-shaped leaves, 7.5-30.0cm in diam, glabrous above, persistently white, tomentose beneath;. This plant is lnative to India. Flowers rosepeduncles; fruits globose, c20cm in diam, apiculate, stalk attain 15cm long. Flowers are 5-7.5 long, lavender to pink in colour, trumpet shaped. Flowering occurs in Jul.-Dec., Mar. - Apr. Capsule woody, on ripening they break and looks like miniature roses. Seeds are brown in colour. It is used to treat rheumatism, nervous system disorders. Also to relieving anxiety.