Wildflowers

Golf Links, Shillong, in April

Mexican fleabane

Although I don’t know the name of many of the wildflowers in bloom, I can’t resist photographing them, And posting the pictures!! All the pictures above were taken in the neighbouring state of Meghalaya in April. Several areas of the beautiful golf course in Shillong  were covered in tiny white blooms, with some other colours in between. The Mexican fleabane blooms in profusion from February onwards. April must surely be its most prolific month!

More orchids in the wild

These last three images are from the resort I’d been to recently. The purplish orchid resembles our common Foxtail orchid but here the colour is more striking. Please click on the picture to see the details.

I hope you’ve enjoyed going through these images. Looking online for wildflower quotes, I came across this one. A blessing really, for gardeners….

May all your weeds be wildflowers.

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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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6 Responses to Wildflowers

  1. What a beautiful post (as usual!), Kanak. I thought you might also be interested to see my wild flower count here.

    http://carolinegillwildlife.blogspot.com/2011/05/wild-flowers-2-2011-count-update.html

    I have seen 70 different wild flowers to date this year ~ mainly in Wales, and a few in England. Your Mexican Fleabane looks remarkably like a species related to our Daisy.

  2. I am also guilty of admiring so many flowers but really I don’t know their names. I like the photos especially the last one. 🙂

  3. lotusleaf says:

    The orchid does resemble the Foxtail orchid. I loved your wild flower carpet! The quote is so apt too. Have a good day!

  4. Wildflowers show such tenacious abilities! They are my favorite flowers!! I missed you and am glad to be back. your last picture is stunning!

  5. Anita says:

    Glad to have chanced upon your blog. Such lovely pictures and posts. Will be regular follower from now on.

  6. Elu says:

    The 4th photo has brought back memories of some of the cottages of Shillong with its tiny gates,steps.Tiny houses are still being built in Shillong even now,more out of compulsion and not choice,because there’s hardly any space in the town and the outskirts and most are of concrete and no longer of what the British had designed for local conditions and named as the Assam-Type Structure.As for the 1st one,it’s just a shadow of what the Golf Links has become.Even when we were in College, the state of the Golf Links is not what it has been reduced to now in space and appearance. To end on a cheerful note,I wonder if you know that some wildflowers not only survive inside a house but also thrive ! I remember that a friend had plucked some very carefully from on the way back home from school and it was delightful to notice that the bunch not only looked fresh for days but actually grew larger in size !

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