Sunday, June 19, 2011

Flowers of murree hills - Nathia gali

During my recent trip to murree hills and galiyat, i captured lots of flowers, some wild, some naturalized. Here is my first post from this series. These flowers i shot in Nathia gali.

First one is hydrangea which likes to be in cool position. Does not grow well in our subtropical climate of lahore.


These plants were grown by a plant enthusiast and you will not find any wild plants of hydrangea over there. There are two variants available there. The tall one which is common one. The dwarf one is perhaps imported one.


Clematis, queen of flowering vine. This is true wild clematis species in murree and nathia gali and other galiyat region. Native to hilly areas. This one seems to be clematis armandi i guess. Fragrant large flowers in clusters.








Chrysanthemum leucanthemum daisy. Another wild flower.


Murree and nathia gali is full of these honeysuckle shrubs. I thought they might be lonicera japonica but it is a climber not a small tree. So it is some lonicera shrub or small tree with mildly fragrant flowers.


The yellow iris flowers. They are not wild but grown in many home gardeners in murree and nathia gali.




Lupin, another plant which likes cool climate. We do grow them in lahore in our fall for spring flowering but flowers are small and stalks are never as tall. This one was grown by a home gardener in nathia gali.


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17 comments:

Luna Miranda said...

lovely delicate pinks and yellows. the lonicera looks strange, i haven't seen this flower before.

Self Sagacity said...

So many flowers to fancy. Someone is very lucky. :-)

Ta Tuyet said...

A paradise. Love to plant flower in my garden.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous blooms!

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Kala said...

Fantastic details of the hydrangea petals!

lotusleaf said...

Such beautiful flowers!I have seen the clematis growing wild in Dharamshala, in India.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous flowers and photos. I like the wild clematis. And the pink hydrangea is beautiful. Have a great week.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I especially like the white clematis photos...but they're all very pretty!

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These flowers are magnificent!

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Malar said...

Beautiful flowers!

Teresa said...

These are great shots! I love the iris.

Ever Green Tree said...

So very pretty n delicate flowers! Beautiful pix!

Wendy said...

lovely collection from your tour!

Denise said...

Absolutely stunning, thanks for sharing.

smallgardendesign said...

Such beautiful flowers!I have seen the clematis growing wild in Dharamshala, in India

smallgardendesign said...

Such beautiful flowers!I have seen the clematis growing wild in Dharamshala, in India.small garden design

nelson peltz said...

Great post. thanks for sharing these beautiful posts.

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