EXPLORATION OF ORNAMENTAL FLORAS IN THE CAMPUS OF S.T. HINDU COLLEGE, NAGERCOIL, KANYAKIMARI DISTRICT, TAMILNADU, INDIA
- Ornamental flowers, domestication, floristic diversity and methodology.
Most of the present day flowers have come from the wild progenitors, a few of which still exist in natural habitat.Ornamental flowers are highly promising and unutilized resources having tremendous and prover economic importance.Ornamental plants accompany people, since their birth to death and they coexist with almost all happy events in life such birthday celebrations, weddings, carrier progress etc. In addition, they form our best partners in our everyday life in our flats, offices, different public spaces, parks, gardens and elsewhere.An extensive floristic survey was conducted during the year 2015. Taxonomic identification, photographic documentation and ornamental characterization of each species with potential for use on floral art were recorded. The methodology used is based on observation method for the determination of flora. All the specimens collected were identified with the help of recent literature.The field expeditions of study area gave interesting results concerning floristic diversity.