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Wild Beauties II

The Singalila range which borders West Bengal, Sikkim and Nepal is a biodiversity hotspot for flora and fauna alike. On my recent trek came across many of these beauties , mainly above Lower Yambong (3200 M). Whether it was the mauve colored slopes mingled with green and yellow, or the lilac aster or the freaky looking Saussurea, their vividness never stopped amazing me.

 

Aster himalaicus

Aster himalaicus

 

Saussurea gossypiphora

Saussurea gossypiphora

 

Senecio chrysanthemoides

Senecio chrysanthemoides

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Wild Beauties

The variety of flora to be found in the Lachen valley is simply amazing. The great explorer botanist J.D. Hooker was completely awed by the variety of flora he found in the Lachen valley during his exploratory trip in 1849, making the following entry in his diary ” At first it appears incredible that so limited an area should present nearly all the types of flora found in the north temperate zone” . These  wild flowers held a captivating fascination for me as well. Managed to capture a few of these beauties during my excursions to Lashar, Thangu, Dewthang and Tarum.

  

Primula glomerata

Primula glomerata

  

Blue poppy -Meconopsis grandis

Blue poppy -Meconopsis grandis

 

Enjoying the Marigold

Enjoying the Marigold

Rhododendron slopes

Rhododendron slopes

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