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Common Name : Purple Heart Glory     -       Scientific Name : Ipomoea marginata (sepiaria) (Convolvulaceae)       -       Other Name : Rasa Thel Kola (S), Hedge-bind Weed (E)
Thimbiri Wila
04/23/2016
Gange Wadiya
10/10/2015
Borupan pitiya
12/31/2013

This is a common twining vine found throughout the lowlands including marshes, coastal areas, saline sandy soil, open fields and grasslands. It is native to tropical Asia, Africa and Australia.

The conservation status of this species is regarded as “Least Concerned” (National Red List 2012).

This is a very common species found throughout the lowland areas. In Sanskrit this species is referred to as “Lakshmana”. It is a highly potent herb used in Ayurveda medicine to cure sterility in women and for promoting fertility and virility.

This is a common species in Wilpattu and I have observed flowers in September, October, November and April.