Botanical name: Argyreia elliptica Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning glory family)
Synonyms: Lettsomia elliptica
Oval leaved silverweed is an extensive, handsome vine, growing up to 8 m long. Branchlets are sparsely velvety. Leaves are elliptic-ovate to obovate, 5-9 cm long, 3-5 cm broad, smooth above, velvety below. Flowers are borne in lax flat-topped clusters, up to 8 cm across. Sepals are nearly equal. Flowers are pink to rose colored, 3-4 cm across. Fruit is an orange colored berry 7 mm across. Fresh leaves and twigs are used as green manure in paddy fields in Karataka. Oval leaved silverweed is found in peninsular India and Sri Lanka. Flowering: October-February.
Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
The flower labeled Oval Leaved Silverweed is ...