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Akund Flower

Akund, also known as crown flower, is a slightly scented flower that has a sweet and pleasant smell. The Akund flowers contain medical properties and are either white or lavender in colour. Each flower consists of five pointed petals and an elegant crown rising from the centre that holds the stamens. The plant has light green oval shape leaves and milky stem.
The crown flowers are held to be sacred to Lord Shiva. In Thailand, they are used in various floral arrangements as they last long. In India, this plant is common in the compounds of temples. This plant hosts to a variety of insects and butterflies.
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