Sunday, November 13, 2011

Wild Flowers of the Western Ghats

I could capture some of the lovely wild flowers when I visited some places in the mountainous regions of the Western Ghats last weekend. The Gloriosa superba lily is the queen of the tropical wild flowers. It is called Agnishikha, fire flower- locally. Its tuber is used in Ayurveda medicine.
The intense blue of the Snake weed makes the flowers stand out in the undergrowth of the jungle clearing. The plant is used to treat snake bites. It resembles the Porterweed which is a familiar sight in the plains.
Beautiful white flowers of the Wild Tobacco Lobelia nicoteanefolia were dotting the jungle landscape . This is also a poisonous plant. The leaves are used for the treatment of asthma and bronchitis.
I could not find the names of these two wild flowers.
This is my contribution to Flowers for Today. You can see beautiful flowers from the far corners of the world here.


  1. Such exquisite flowers, gorgeous colors and superb captures for the day! Delightful! Hope your weekend is going well!


  2. Thank you for sharing these beautiful wildflowers. They are so pretty.

  3. So many wild flowers! What a fascinating place to visit!

  4. Gorgeous flowers. Isn't it a shame so many brilliant and beautiful flowers are poisonous?

  5. ♡°
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    Passei para uma visitinha.
    As flores do campo são belas e interessantes.
    Boa semana!

  6. Śliczne kwiaty, a ten o białych płatkach jest bardzo uroczy. Pozdrawiam

  7. Hello friends,

    The wild flowers are plants that grow without any care from man. Some wild flowers are just as beautiful as garden flowers or hothouse flowers and these are of special interest to flower lovers. Most wild flowers are beautiful, fragrant and colorful. Thanks a lot...

  8. I love the first one which is also your header. Looks like a lovely paper lantern

  9. I believe that the post has perfect knowledge and a well research. Its awesome! Thanks for sharing. Waiting for next.

  10. Beautiful flowers! I have grown the snake weeds in my garden because of the the intense Blue colour. Is there any things I need to look out for when growing these plants

  11. Hi I am Naveen i too saw this flame Lilly in Mudipu manglore, now you can check other flower name by Google scan