Wild Beauty: Vernonia cinerea

Good morning friends! Another weekend has come. What’s your plan for this winter morning? If nothing, come on! Join me!

I found this tiny wild herb at our apartment garden. Those pink flowers you are viewing below is very attractive, but visible only to the camera eye! I was dragged towards this plant because of the awesome seeds that were burst open and ready to fly!
Vernonia cinerea ,Fleabane - pink flowers that are visible to camera only
You can see the flying seeds in the picture below.
Flowers and flying seeds of Vernonia cinerea (Fleabane)
Vernonia cinerea (Fleabane) is the name of this plant. This is called as Eli Kemi in Dakshina Kannnada, Karnataka. Eli means rat, and kemi means ears. The reason for this name is unknown. But, this plant is used in making Tambuli (a cooling curry prepared in Dakshina Kannada).
Vernonia cinerea (Fleabane) plant with flowers and flying seeds.

I had captured a few Flying Seeds of Vernonia cinerea (Fleabane). 

Now tell me, isn’t it nice to be in the nature?

Note: Plant identification by Om Prakash Vidyarthi, Indian Flora

About Sindhu

A nature lover and dreamer who expresses herself as an artist, fashion designer and blogger. Persued B.Sc fashion design at Karavali College (Mangaluru University 2003 - 2006) with first rank. Former lecturer for fashion designing at Gloria College, Puttur for five years (2006-2011). Blogger since 2013.


  1. Wow! Wonderfully captured!

  2. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

  3. Thank you! You are kind! Have a nice day!

  4. You are so kind! I am glad that you like them! Good day!

  5. Lovely pictures Sindhu 🙂 the colors are so vibrant ! Beautiful .

  6. Thank you for your visit and precious words Pallavi! Have a nice day!

  7. Welcome to my blog! Thanks!

  8. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

  9. Pleasure is mine 🙂 glad you found them beautiful! TC! Keep smiling 🙂

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