Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wild Flower Wednesday- Returning Monsoons

The returning monsoons are bringing a lot of rain to my city now. These returning monsoons which blow from the north-east bring rains to Chennai and the surrounding areas. The rain has helped the wild flowers to bloom in abundance all over my suburb. A group of orange Cannas are blooming in a vacant plot in my neighbourhood.

These yellow mallows have found the returning rains much to their liking. This one was blooming in another vacant plot.
The milk of this Crown Flower is useful when a splinter gets into your hand while gardening. The milk softens the skin round the splinter, and makes the splinter come out by itself.


  1. The yellow mallow flower looks like lady's finger's flower!
    Your neighbourhood must be very beautiful!
    Happy Deepavali to you!

  2. Such fragile looking and beautiful flowers! And as always, your captures are exquisite! Have a beautiful day!


  3. I love looking at your beautiful flowers! Where we'd be lucky to have those as houseplants, they are growing outside. I marvel at your talents as a gardener and as a photographer.

  4. Love your yellow mallow! The colour so vivid :-D
    That crown flower is unique. I have not seen it before. Over here, it is often cloudy sky but not rain. I hope to have some rain soon as the air is getting drier.

  5. You call them yellow mallow? They surely look like okra flowers and of course Hibiscus. Maybe that yellow mallow is also a Malvaceae. I love it.

  6. What lovely rewards nature offers for rain! Beautiful! ;>)

  7. The rain has certainly bought out some beautiful flowers ... the Crown Flower is definitely my favourite in this collection.

  8. I've become fond of mallows since I've found perennial ones for my zone. Your Crown flower looks like the light is shinning right threw it...pretty.

  9. Rains bring lots of good and bad things, our gardens are definitely looking healthy but some places they bring lots of misery..Flood! Your flowers bring lots of cheer to your garden in this rainy season.Have a Happy Deeepavali!

  10. White and brown combination.
    The petal of the color is elegant...

    Thank you.

  11. Malar, yes that mallow flower looks like the Ladies Finger (Okra) flower. But this has a maroon centre.
    Sylvia, thank you.
    Sallie, welcome to my blog and thanks for your encouraging comments. We in the tropics, never see some of the beautiful flowers of the colder regions.
    Stephanie, I am sure you will have rain quite soon.
    Andrea, yes, Okra also belongs to the same family. This is a wild flower, always looking downwards.
    Carol, yes the rain usually has rewards, but sometimes it punishes too.
    Bernie, thanks for taking time to comment.
    Patsi, there are perennial mallows here too, but they are all wild flowers.
    p3chandan, thank you, and wish you a happy Deepavali too.
    Ruma, thanks for your comment.

  12. I enjoy seeing the wildflowers of a tropical climate- so different from my own. Lovely captures!

  13. Happy Deepavali lotusleaf

    I am having difficulty looking for the sacred lotus. surprisingly, hardly any nurseries here know of this specie. I enjoy your blogs it shows India to be very enchanting as I always believe it to be

  14. Beautiful blooms in vacant plots. That mallow is special.

    Wishing you A VERY HAPPY DIWALI!!