Indian Squirrel Tail/ Bhamber/ Bhirmoli/ Binda/ Pansra (Colebrookea oppositifolia) a branched himalayan shrub that can grow to 10 feet high, occuring at altitudes upto 1800 metres. It has distinctive tiny white flowers that occur in upright spikes that resemble the squirrel’s tail. The leaves are dark-green above about 6″ in length and are lance like and finely serrated. The shrub flowers from December to April. An important medicinalplant, its leaves are used to treat wounds and fractures and its roots to treat epilepsy. Its used as fodder and the branches are dried and used as firewood.