Botanical name: Uraria picta Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Hedysarum pictum
Dabra is anm erect perennial, undershrub, 1-6 ft tall, branches velvety. Lower leaves are 1-3-foliolate, upper 5-9-foliolate. Leaflets of the lower leaf 2-8 cm long, 2-3 cm broad, ovate; of upper leaves, 7-25 cm long, 5-25 mm broad, ovate-lanceolate, pointed, often variegated, stalk 3.5-6.5 cm long. Inflorescence is 10-70 cm long, carried on a 0-5 cm long stalk. Bracts are 1.4-2.5 cm long, long pointed, completely covering the bud, deciduous. Flowers stalks are 6-9 mm long. Sepals are 4-5 mm long. Flowers are purple, pink or bluish, 8-9 mm long. Fruit is 5-9 mm long, with 3-6 segments, each 2-3 mm broad, smooth, polished, folded on one another. It is commonly found in the dry grass-lands, waste places, throughout India, and in the Himalayas up to an altitude of 1800 m. Flowering: June-September.
Identification credit: N. S. Dungriyal & Pankaj Kumar
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