Monday, June 15, 2015

Wild Flowers of the Monsoon

Now that the Monsoon has set in, there is heavy rain every evening in my part of the world. Gardens and parks are lush and green. There are wildflowers on the outskirts of the city. The yellow Rattlepod attracts butterflies and bees.
 The Melastoma is called Black Mouth because the mouths of the children who eat the berries turn black for a while!
 The Ipomea flower closes as soon as it is pollinated by bees, Conservation of energy!
 The East Indian Screw flowers arebrightly coloured and full of nectar. Ants, bees and bumblebees besiege it.

My thanks to the team of Our World Tuesday, which I look forward to reading every week.
I also thank Mrs.Nesbitt who started ABCWednesday and the wonderful Roger and his team.


  1. Lovely collection of flowers and images. Happy Monday, have a great week ahead!

  2. Great captures of such delightful, colorful flowers!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope you have a great new week!! Enjoy!!

  3. Hello and welcome to Nature Notes. I am happy to have you. I love visiting other countries and I am a teacher (special education-retired). I wondered with all the rain we have had in NY, if we are too in a monsoon, but of course, it is not the same. Your flowers are lovely and different from what I can grow here, but I do plant for my local pollinators.....Michelle ...

  4. What beautiful flowers !!
    Wonderful pictures !!

  5. beautiful bloom! Rain must have rejuvenate them! ;)

  6. you have beautiful wile flowers :) That´s great :)

  7. Lovely and interesting! Thank you!
    Wil, ABCW Team

  8. You have gorgeous flowers in your part of the world. Are they as fragrant as they look?
    The View from the Top of the Ladder


  9. So now I am wondering why would anyone want to eat the fruit of the Black Mouth when they know it turns their mouths black for? Perhaps for the fun of it?

  10. How bright, cheery and colorful. I don't see any of these around Mumbai.

  11. Hello Lotusleaf! How are you? It is wonderful to see flowers even when it rains all the time. Love your vibrant ipomoea. The colour is wonderful! Best regards, Stephanie

  12. WONDERFUL colour Lotus Leaf and such pretty WILD flowers.
    The Bumble bees are WELL catered for, I do hope they produce lots
    of honey for you and your friends and neighbours.
    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.