Botanical name: Chrozophora rottleri Family: Euphorbiaceae (Castor family)
Synonyms: Croton rottleri
Suryavarti is an erect herb with silvery hairs. Lower part of stem is naked, upper part hairy. It has slender tap-root. Leaves are stalked, 3.5-9.5 cm long, 2.3-8 cm wide, ovate to circular, with wavy margin. The leaves are densely hairy on both sides. Flowers are small, yellowish. Male flowers petals ovate. Female flowers sepals triangular, acute. Fruit is a capsule. Flowering: February-August.
Medicinal uses: In Nepal, juice of the fruit is given in cases of cough and colds.
Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
The flower labeled Suryavarti is ...