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Besharam – literally meaning shameless

Railway Creeper (Ipomoea cairica) is also known as Morning Glory.  It is an evergreen creeper with delicate and beautiful mauve flowers. It can also have pink or whitish pink flowers.

Railway Creeper is found in gardens, villages and practically on every railway station. The reason behind their presence on almost every railway station is that the plantation of these creepers is a way by which railways notify their land. An amazing fact of the creepers is that in Central India they are commonly called as Besharam which literally means ‘shameless’. They are called shameless flowers because of their ubiquitous occurrence in almost entire Central India since they climb on to whatever they find.

railway-creeper

Courtesy: Malvika Verma

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