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Monday, July 9, 2012
Our World - Golden Pandanus
Last Sunday we had gone for a picnic to a place near the gold fields of Kolar. Although all the gold has been exhausted from the mines, there are some beautiful places to visit in this rain-shadow region. One of them is the curious rock formation at Avani, which looks like an English lady of the Victorian era..
This golden girl of present times sells the golden flowers of the fragrant Screw Pine Pandanus odorifer near an ancient temple.
The fragrant Screw Pine is called Kedige in Kannada, and Kewda in Hindi. Its scented water is used in many Indian sweets. Only the male flowers are fragrant. This pandanus grows in water logged and swampy places.
Herons and egrets and other water birds love the swamps where the pandanus grows.
My thanks to the team of Our World Tuesday, where you can see fantastic images from all over the world.