Flowers still grace the Frangipani or Plumeria tree though most of the leaves have fallen off creating an interesting image from India.
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Costa Rica Flowers
Costa Rica has an incredible abundance of flora which is protected by a large system of national parks. It boasts more than 9000 species of flowering plants and about 800 species of ferns, as well as many other species which are spread throughout the country. The national flower of Costa Rica is the purple country girl, called Guaria Morada in Spanish. It is a stunning orchid shining with purple hues and thin, rounded petals. Based on Tico tradition, the flower brings good luck and fortune.
Flowers of Costa Rica
Costa Rica is one of the biologically wealthiest nations in the world. While the country has only about 0.25% of the world’s landmass, it contains almost 5% of the world’s biodiversity. Costa Rica, which means “Rich Coast,” has the largest percentage of protected areas in the world. From the forested mountains to the coral reefs off both coasts, this small country treasures an incomparable diversity of flora and fauna. Costa Rica boasts more than 9000 species of flowering plants and about 800 species of ferns, as well as many other species which are spread throughout the country.
Known around India as Kaner (Hindi), Arali (Tamil), Karaveera (Sanskrit), oleanders have graced Indian gardens for centuries. They are likely to have originated in North Africa in the regions surrounding Morocco and Mauritania. The flower is sacred to Lord Shiva and is offered to the deity.
Indian Flowers – Blend of Colors
India has always been exalted and remembered fondly as the country of symbolic colors. The symbolism of color stands out and controls every aspect of life in India, be it religion, politics, festivals, or celebrations. In India, be it the north, south, west, or east, color and culture go hand in hand. Flowers in India are no exception. Here is a sample of the traditional deep orange and yellow color combination in a flower.
Indian Flower Water Bowl
In Asian countries such as Bali, India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand it is quite common to find a water bowl filled with an arrangement of floating flowers and foliage as a form of reverence towards nature, a sign of welcome to visitors and a way to adorn your home with something beautiful.
Variety of Flowers in India
There are estimated to be over 18,000 species of flowering plants in India, which constitute some 6-7 percent of the total plant species in the world.
Flowers in India – Plumeria
In India, the most commonly found plumeria are the Palba (white flowers with yellow center) and P. Rubra (deep pink with white petals). Because they continue to produce leaves and flowers even after being uprooted, Plumeria has earned the distinction of being ‘immortal’ in the Indian context.
India’s National Flower
Lotus is the national flower of India. It is a sacred flower and occupies a unique position in the art and mythology of ancient India and has been an auspicious symbol of Indian culture since time immemorial.
Here is a lotus flower with its reflection in a pond ….
Colorful Flowers in India
Will be posting images from a trip to India in October 2022. We start with a series on flowers in India.
India, the land with many landscapes; here, you’ll find the green mountains as well as the blue seas and the yellow sandy deserts so the flower variety of this country ranges from one state to another due to the soil quality.
Flowers – Color Combination of Nature
Cape Marguerite Daisy and Garden Cosmos combine to form a spectacular color collage of nature. With this we end our extended series on flowers.
Flowers – Yellow Plumeria
A plumeria’s deep-green, long, leathery leaves grow in dense clumps at the tips of its branches. From early summer through fall, clusters of five-petaled flowers bloom amid the leaves. Large and aromatic, flowers can be white, cream, yellow, pink, lilac, or red. In Asia, plumeria flowers adorn Buddhist and Hindu temples. Captured these in Cerritos, California.
Flowers – Wax Begonia
Wax begonia is a compact, mounded, succulent, and fibrous-rooted plant with fleshy stems and green to bronze leaves. Loose clusters of cymes in leaf axils, single or double and in various colors. Found these in Santa Monica, California.
Flowers – Veins of a Balloon Flower
Fairy Snow White Balloon Flower is an interesting clump forming perennial so named because the buds puff up like balloons before they open. This compact Platycodon produces white bell-shaped blossoms with delicately contrasting blue veins in mid through late summer. Captured in Santa Monica, California.
Flowers – Petunia
Petunias are among the most popular flowering annuals for good reason. Petunias are bright and lively, bloom from spring until frost, and scent the air with lovely fragrance. Captured this flower color combination in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
Flowers – Softness of a Rose
One of the most famous and well-known flowers – a delicate rose captured here displaying its softness after morning dew
Flowers – Seaside Pussypaws
Seaside Pussypaws found in Santa Monica, California. Very limited information on this variety of flowers.
Flowers – Unidentified Buds
Found these flower buds in Santa Monica, California, but can’t identify them. If you are aware of this type of flower, please share your knowledge in the comments section.
Flowers – Regal Pelargonium
The Regal Pelargonium has unmissable flowers that bloom in a trumpet shape. The flowers have six petals in bright purple, bright pink, pale pink, dark red, pillar box red or white. And the extravagance of the flowers is matched by the softness of the velvety leaves which also have a lovely scent. Captured in Santa Monica, California.
Flowers – Sea Lavender
Also known as marsh rosemary and lavender thrift, sea lavender is a perennial coastal plant that can often be found growing in both salt marshes and along coastal sand dunes. Despite its name, it is not actually related to the lavender plant. The plant creates leathery, spoon-shaped leaves, red-tinted stems, and delicate purple blooms that appear in summer. Found these flowers in Santa Monica, California.