|Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup)
|Date Taken: 2006-04-12|
|Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-05-19 5:37|
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Hi Biswarup, Nice image.
This flower (Argemone mexicana) is not a native plant of India, but came here and spread as a weed. In bengali it is called Shial ka(n)ta. Dishonest businessmen use the oil of this plant to adulterate mustard oil and as a result many people are found to be paralyzed after using the adulterated oil as a cooking medium.