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.