When the earth smiled

“The earth laughs in flowers.” said Ralph Waldo Emerson. But I guess this time, with very few variety and quantity of flowers I saw in Kaas Plateau, I think it was more of a smile.  (If you happen to visit India during Spring and/or if you are interested in flowers, you should consider visiting this place. Absolutely gorgeous)

Finally I got to sort the photographs of the flowers and identified their names (I had photographs of the boards too). Here they are.

This one is called Utricularia Purpurascens, a sort of Bladderworts

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This one is a little creepy. Doesn’t it look like a frowny face to you ? This one is called Murdannia Lanuginosa

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This one was in abundance there in Kaas Plateau. And absolutely lovely. And it is called Eriocaulon Sedgwickii commonly known as some kind of Pipewort.

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This is a very common one around here. We call it balsam and my mom used to have it in her small garden. It is called Impatiens Lawii.

 

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This one, I didn’t find any board and hence couldn’t figure out what kind it is. And this was the first time I was seeing this flower. In case you figure it out, let me know.

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The last but not the least, the most common one I found in Pune and nearby places was Senecio  Grahamii, which looked like a mini sunflower to me.

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