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Noticeable Features

  1. Big showy pink flowers.
  2. Heart shaped red spiny pods that open up to display numerous seed covered in bright red pulp.
  3. Ornamental bush or small tree found in parks; cultivated for the orange-yellow dye obtained from seeds.
Fact File
Distribution in India (wild) Not indigenous to India but cultivated for the dye its seeds yield
Type Bush or small tree with a dense canopy
Peak flowering season After summer
Flower Pale pink or white large flowers in clusters
Fruit Heart shaped spiny pod; brown when ripe; contains numerous seeds
Leaves Thin, smooth, large heart shaped leaves with prominent reddish veins
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