Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Wildflowers of the Himalayan Higher Altitudes

 The Blue Poppy is seen at 14,000 feet in the Valley Of Flowers. We trekked such high altitude paths to see this glorious flower in its natural habitat.
 I could not find the name of these flowers .
 Pink Bistorta vaccinifolia had colonised rock crevices in the Valley.
 Saussurea obvallata is sacred to Hindus and Buddhists. It was carpetting the mountainsides at 14,500 feet, perfuming the area.
 Pedicularis is a ground hugging herb. The locals use its roots for flatulence in cattle and mules.
My thanks to the team of Our World Tuesday where you can see interesting and beautiful pictures.

13 comments:

  1. Such a lovely post. Am sure you would have enjoyed your trek. Lovely flowers. Have a great day!

    Shantana

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  2. Lovely, colorful flowers and such great captures for the day!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! Hope you are enjoying a great week!!

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  3. Always a pleasure to see your beautiful flower photos!
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  4. So cool! I desperately want to see the blue poppies in real life - seeing them in their natural habitat would be a dream come true. What is the fragrance of the Brahma Kamal like? I was reading about it just this morning.

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  5. What a fabulous place to go hiking. Your blue poppy is absolutely beautiful. I had no idea they came in blue. I got a kick out of the info on the lovely herb used with the cattle. You learn something new every day.

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  6. Wow how lovely it would be to trek those landscapes and picture those plants. You are so lucky you are living in such environment. By the way, long time no hear from you in blogging, am glad you visited again, haha!

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  7. Wow how lovely it would be to trek those landscapes and picture those plants. You are so lucky you are living in such environment. By the way, long time no hear from you in blogging, am glad you visited again, haha!

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  8. Hi! Blue poppy is very popular in our country. We can see blue poppies in many botanical gardens. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Hi! Blue poppy is very popular in our country. We can see blue poppies in many botanical gardens. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. You have to be young to do all that climbing. Loving all the pretty flowers mostly the Blue Poppy.

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  11. Such a lovely flowers at high altitude! You must be very strong and young at heart to make this much climbing! ;)

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  12. Gorgeous flowers and I like the moss as well.

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