Plants of Pakistan

plants indigenous to pakistan

Gardenia Jasminoides

Gardenia Jasminoides, (gardenia, cape jasmine, cape jessamine, danh-danh, or jasmine) is an evergreen flowering plant of the family Rubiaceae. It originated in Asia and is most commonly found growing wild in Vietnam, Southern China, Taiwan, Japan, Myanmar, and India. With its shiny green leaves and heavily fragrant white summer flowers, it is widely used in… read more »

Native Trees of Pakistan

This is sequel to my invitation to join the Billion Tree Campaign initiated by United Nations Environment Program. The purpose of this campaign is to invite communities, businesses, activists and people to plant and grow native trees and preserve biodiversity. Image by Zillay Ali via flickr Native trees are species that have colonized the landscape… read more »

Langra Aam (lame mango)

Langra aam is a variety of delicious mango produced in Pakistan. Compared to Alphonso of Spain and Indian variety its taste is divine, that is the reason due to which it is called the favorite fruit of Pakistan. It is one of the several varieties of mangoes grown in Pakistan all regarded the best.

Angoor (Grapes)

Grapes called Angoor in Urdu are one of the favourite Pakistani fruits grown in huge areas of Sindh, Punjab and parts of KP and Baluchistan. The combination of unique texture and sweet, tart flavor has made grapes an ever popular between-meal snack as well as a refreshing addition to both fruit and vegetable salads. Grapes… read more »

Afiun (Opium Poppy)

Opium or Afiun is source of many chemical ingredients found wild in Pakistan. The Origins of Opium The earliest reference to opium growth and use is in 3,400 B.C. when the opium poppy was cultivated in lower Mesopotamia (Southwest Asia). The Sumerians referred to it as Hul Gil, the “joy plant.” The Sumerians soon passed… read more »