A picture is doing rounds on social media claiming that it is of cobra flower that takes 36 years to bloom.
We also found several posts that revered to it as Nagapushpa flower that is found in Himachal Pradesh once in 36 years.
This is naga push flower in Himachal Pradesh that flowers once in 36 years pic.twitter.com/jq8bsCYr8G
— Madhav 🇮🇳 (@mahesh10816) January 8, 2016
Very rare Nagapushpa found in Himalaya. Via Ranganathan Sridhar Iyengar pic.twitter.com/qSfh24XaEz
— Rohini Bakshi (@RohiniBakshi) August 21, 2015
When NewsMobile fact-checked the post, we found the claim to be false.
According to the defination by Marriam Webster, a sea feather is “a gorgonian that branches in a plumelike form; especially: Sea Pen”.
Whereas ‘Nagapushpa’ is a Sanskrit word for Mesua ferrea, an evergreen tree commenting found in Mountains of eastern Himalayas, East Bengal, Wetland of Assam.
This proves that the viral picture is of a Sea Pen and not any flower.