Tuesday, January 4, 2011

රට තෝර[Rata-tora]/Candle bush/Candle stick/rinworm shrub(Cassia alata)

A native plant of tropical America and introduced and cultivated in Sri Lanka.  There are escaped plants grows in waste places, canal banks, tanks and paddy field edges etc. Use as a medicine for ringworm and hence the one of vernacular English name.

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