Sunday, November 21, 2010

Flowers of Wayanad

There was this cream coloured Allamanda in our hotel in Wayanad, which is quite unusual.
The Honeysuckle creeper was full of flowers.

The hydrangia bunches were huge and blue.


The Cane Begonia was already in flower. All these 'tame ' flowers paled in comparison to the large blue flowers of the Barleria courtallica which I found in a jungle path.



This barleria flowers once in 10 years! We were lucky to see the beautiful flowers in the jungle. The flowers and the plant of this barleria are used in Ayurveda medicine and also in Siddha medicine. It is only found in certain pockets in the jungle.
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13 comments:

  1. Wow, what a lucky sighting of the Baleria. It is gorgeous and I love the color. All your photos and flowers are beautiful. I love the scent of honeysuckle.

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  2. Eileen, we were very lucky to have seen those fabulous wild barleria flowers.

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  3. Oh, how lucky you were indeed to have seen the barleria flowers and how gorgeous they are! I do love all of your flowers/photos, too, as always! Have a lovely evening and a great week ahead!

    Sylvia

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  4. Hi Lotusleaf - I've never seen or heard of a barleria before - it looks lovely. I have a honeysuckle that colour too in my garden during the summer months. How interesting to see an allamanda that isn't just bright yellow in colour.

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  5. Beautiful collection of flowers. Very colorful.

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  6. I have one young begonia that I am growing now. I hope it will flower as beautiful as yours soon!

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  7. A very beautiful specimen. God's garden will never be surpassed by man.

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  8. Thanks for all your comments, friends. They make my day!

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  9. I had heard about a certain flower blooming after such a long gap and wondered what it was. Glad I know now. Lucky you! Seeing it in bloom. Loved the allamanda and the other blooms too.

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  10. Todas as fotos estão lindas! Que colorido maravilhoso!

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  11. Hi! I took photo of a flower near the Soochippara waterfalls in wayanad. How to find its name. Pls give ur email id to send it to you.

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