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Kapar | Paalai | Wrightia tinctoria

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Common Name:   Kapar, Dudhi, Paalai

Botanical name:  Wrightia tinctoria

As a native plant to India, it is found almost everywhere but the exception of Northeastern states. It grows slowly to moderately and would commence flowering at 5 to 8 years. They are low maintenance and said to tolerate any kind of soil they are planted. It is rightly named the indigo plant for its rich content of glucoside that produces a blue indigo dye. All of it’s parts are edible and are collected as fodder for cattle.