Showing posts with label wild flowers of murree. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wild flowers of murree. Show all posts

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Flowers of Murree hills - Pipeline track

This is the last post in this series of posts "Flowers of murree hills". This last post was delayed because i was unable to identify some flowers. Still there are some flowers i can not identify and any help in this regard would be highly appreciated.

This is Oenothera rosea, evening primrose. Blooming happily in the crack of a steep hill. In fact it was growing on a hilly slope, no soil visible at all. Location was nathiagali.
Oenothera rosea, evening primrose

This is the first from the un-identified flowers. Seems like a Ranunculus but not sure which species.
Ranunculus alpine

yellow buttercup flower

This one is another unknown flower. Blooming in the mountain crack of pipeline track at Donga gali.
flower of nathia gali

This is also a very common bush on the pipeline track. Fragrant white starry flowers. I thought of wax flower, hoya but hoyas do not thrive in this cold area. Maybe an Abelia.
fragrant white flower alpine

This one is again i could not identify. It is a small tree and few flowers were there. May be a robinia. i captured it in Nathia gali main road.
robinia tree flower

This one seems to be Hypochaeris radicata, dendelion.
Hypochaeris radicata, dendelion

Another unknown flower on the pipeline track.
white flower yellow center pipeline track

The last of the unknown flowers, it was not fragrant.
yellow bush donga gali

I will try to put a post on butterflies of Bhurban and Nathiagali next.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Flowers of murree hills - aquilegia, chestnut tree and wild flowers

All shots taken in Murree hills and Nathia gali, Pakistan. some flowers are wild while some are grown by home gardeners. The first one is aquilegia or columbine. A passionate gardener in nathiagali is growing these beautiful columbine flowers.

Indian Horse Chestnut tree with botanic name Aesculus indica is a common tree of murree hills. The umbrella shape leaves are beautiful and the flower spikes add to the beauty. 

Another columbine flower planted by a gardener in nathia gali. Columbines grow naturally in hilly areas. They do not tolerate the southern heat of plains thus they are mostly treated as annuals in our southern plains. There are some cultivars though which are perennial in lahore and other subtropical areas.

This pink flowering shurb is a common sight in galiyat in murree. Flowers are from fabacea family (Pea family) and my first guess is Himalayan indigo, Indigofera heterantha. Any confirmation about the ID will be highly appreciated.

This is a wild flower grown in many parts of murree hills. This one i shot in the nathia gali road side. Not sure about the ID though.

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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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