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Hiptage benghalensis, Hyptage bengalensis, Hiptage, Helicopter Flower

Hiptage benghalensis, Hyptage bengalensis

Hiptage, Helicopter Flower
Family: Malpighiaceae
Origin: SE Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEthnomedical plant.
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A woody climbing shrub with clusters of pink to white and yellow fragrant flowers and 3-winged, helicopter-like fruits. Flowers have very interesting shape and look like a decorative accessory, with fluffy-toothed edges. The fragrance is very strong and pleasant, resembles fruity perfume. Leaves are narrow and drooping. This plant can be trimmed as a bush, and can be grown in container, too. Used medicinally in India. Make sure to provide lots of light for profuse blooming.

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Hiptage benghalensis - Helicopter Flower
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Helicopter Flower. A woody climbing shrub with clusters of pink to white and yellow fragrant flowers and 3-winged, helicopter-like fruits. Flowers have very interesting shape and look like a decorative accessory, with fluffy-toothed edges. The fragrance is very strong and pleasant, resembles fruity perfume. Used medicinally in India. Blooms profusely from January through March!

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