Blooming Friday/On The Ground

Welcome to the April’s first Blooming Friday!! With the theme On The Ground, I’m glad to be able to share these pictures from last year. They were taken around this time of the year on a journey back from my parents’ home. It had been raining hard and the ground was slushy and sodden. And on such a surface was this bloom. No leaves, just a bloom with some of the pale roots exposed. I haven’t been able to find out its name.

The blooms of the pomelo/Citrus maxima lie scattered under the tree. It’s a common sight to see leaves and blossoms on the ground around this time of the year. And yet when the fruits appear, it’s as if the tree hadn’t lost a single bloom to the combined force of the wind and the rain.

And springing up in many parts of the garden now, are the showy leaves of the Sunset Bells/Chrysothemis pulchella. Very soon these plants will bloom in vivid oranges and yellows, so much a part of our summer landscape.

 

For more posts from other participants on Blooming Friday: On The Ground, visit Katarina @ ROSES AND STUFF.

Wish you all a wonderful weekend!

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About Kanak Hagjer

Hello from north-east India! I love to blog about all things floral and foliar and sharing the beauty of my region is what I am most passionate about!
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16 Responses to Blooming Friday/On The Ground

  1. lotusleaf says:

    The purple flower is a beauty. I got it from a medicinal plants nursery in the Western Ghats. It is called Kemferia indica or K. galanga. The big round leaves come later. Locally it is called Nela Sampige, and it is a very useful medicinal plant native to India.

    • kanak7 says:

      Padma, thank you!! I’ve looked at several purple flowers especially on the Flowers of India site but I didn’t come across a similar one. So glad you came up with the name!!

  2. gagarden says:

    So nice to be able to read a post. Pretty iris.

  3. Humlan says:

    Pomelo blooms… so small… and the fruit is so big…. :o)

  4. Tyra says:

    Stunning flower Kanak, amazing that it can grow there…

    I wish you a pleasant weekend/ Love Tyra

  5. easygardener says:

    It is a beautiful flower – obviously not as fragile as it looks if it can survive on such open ground!
    Have a good weekend.

  6. wendy says:

    I thought it might be an orchid, but they are so fragile and you’d know what it was.
    Pretty delicate purple colour – I like that.
    Nice photos, good to see greenery and flowers.

  7. mia says:

    A soft, pretty colour of your flower. Me to think it reminds me a little of Iris, or the Crocus comming here in Autumn.. Anyhow, a beauty. And Pomelo, tasty fruit by the way, I guess the flowers resembles the others like lemon, orange..? with a lovely scent?

    • kanak7 says:

      Mia…the flowers do look like the other citrus ones but the difference is in the fragrance. It’s heady, heavenly. I wrapped some of the blooms in my handkerchief and sniffed from time to time, in the car on the long drive back from my parents’.

  8. The leafless bloom is so pretty, it looks like some kind of orchid!

  9. abrar says:

    The first pic is of kaempferia rotunda not galanga or indica..

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