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Old Feb 12, 2012, 10:47 AM   #1
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Default Turkey berry flower

Known here as 'sundaikkai' in Tamil and generally used as a vegetable of medicinal value. Botanical name: Solanum torvum.


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Old Feb 12, 2012, 4:19 PM   #2
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Great shot Raghu.

Solanum family of plants include potato, but more disturbingly include the nighshade family which are pretty poisonous.

But after looking up you plant, the main problem is that is a very invasive weed....
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 9:14 PM   #3
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Thank you, I didn't know it is considered a weed! As I had mentioned, its fruit is consumed for its medicinal properties, in various ways - raw, dried, fried, pickled, etc. It used to be available in plenty in earlier days giving rise to a proverb meaning "cost is quarter, porterage is three-quarter", but nowadays it is in demand and fetches good price in the vegetable market.
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Well exposure, detail, and delicate colors in this shot Raghu!
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Same issue with the very shallow DoF. I'd prefer the entire flower to be on focus (but that's just me).
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