I’m so happy to be able to share these pictures today. My friend Smita has sent them to me so I could post them on my blog. These were taken in October on her way to the mountainous region of Arunachal Pradesh. Chinese gentian or fall gentian blooming on the mountains of Arunachal.
The mountainsides were so beautiful that Smita says it was as if someone had splashed colour on the mountains and there were splashes of yellows, and reds, and blues all across the mountain. What a spectacular sight that must have been!
The Chinese gentian/Gentiano sino-ornata is a ground-hugging perennial plant from China and Sikkim where it grows in wet ground, the flowers exhibiting a range of colour from royal blue to purple blue and interspersed with greenish-yellow bands. Chinese gentians die back each winter. Growth commences in early spring and the developing leafy stems, often branched can reach a length of 9-10″ often rooting along their length. Each root tip has a solitary funnel-shaped flower about 2” long. Gentians are thought to be named after Gentius, king of Illyria (present day Albania) who was the first to use this plant medicinally. Source.
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My thanks to the TF team: Santilli-Denise-Pupo-Sandy Carlson
Hope you have a great Sunday!