So I’m late. But nobody will mind when I arrive with a flower such as this one!!
We came across the thistle-like Morina longifolia in the Valley of Flowers. I was the lone one in the group to walk this far and take pictures of the spent flower heads and tall spikes that looked very sculptural. I wondered how they must have looked a couple of weeks earlier…
A couple of days later, while ambling around the Auli ski-slopes, I spotted the thistle like foliage again! This time I called out to the rest of the group lunching on very forgettable dosas. Some of the spikes still held the tiny white and pink flowers! This was also where I had spotted the Geum. And the happy cows that produce the sweetest milk. You didn’t need to sweeten the tea made from this milk!
M is for…
Common name : Whorlflower
A Himalayan wildflower with thistle like foliage, pink and white flowers, in whorls, borne on two-three feet tall spikes. Flowers (in the Valley of Flowers) between June and September.