10 August 2023

Monsoon Beauties (ThursdayTreeLove)

 The best part of a rainy day is exploring all the new flowers that pop up - Unknown. Found this on the internet

Seeing that the monsoon has been active for a month, its only right that I share some ephimeral flowers that bloom around me! They last only a few days and occasionally weeks and are a joy to the eyes and soul. I look out for them every year and enjoy their annual show!

Here they are. These are from our very own Vetal Tekdi (that's a hill right in the centre of Pune city). These photos are misleading about size of the flowers which are at the most the size of a thumbnail! Despite this tiny size, they are eye catching!The plant size is from about ankle height up to knee height.

Here we go..

Flower of Ledebouria sp . Now Scilla.  Blooms after first rains and only lasts a few days.

Chlorophytum so. Seen only in specific spots after the first rains.

Iphigenia sp

Cyanotis sp. This usually keeps flowering all through the monsoon. 

Phyla sp. 

Neanotis sp.

Another sp of Neanotis. Had flowers in 2 colours though its not clear in this image. 

As the season progresses, other varieties will bloom. I hope I can photograph them and shar them here. 
Next month (September) is also the time to enjoy the beauty of Kas Pathar which is home to several ephimerals that paint the ground in different colours. But thats for another post!! :-)

How is the weather in your part of the world and which plants are blooming in the rains?

I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove blog hop. Do head over to see plants from around the world. Better still, join in!


Alana said...

In the Northeast United States, where I live, ephemeral flowers tend (I think) to bloom in the early spring, when the ground is defrosting or soon after. We don't have the same triggers, or the same flowers, but I enjoyed seeing yours.

Parul said...

They are lovely. I see rain lilies around and they sure make me smile :) I am glad you chose to share flowers today.

Archana said...

@Alana Thank you so much! :-)

Archana said...

@Parul Happy to participate in TTL!! Thank you!! :-)

JoAnna said...

These details are delightful! When it rains here, we get a lot of mushrooms along with the flowers.

PanchTatwa Girl said...

We often see these tinnie Winnie flowers blooming all over the place. I loved the fact that you gave them the due time and love and also captured them and shared the love with us.
Thanks for sharing their names too.
Look forward to seeing the blooms from Kas Pathar.
Here it is humid after the rains, but that's thoughtful that you suggested checking the blooms all around.