Himalayan Wild Flower Rhapsody

   Wild flowers from the Himalayan states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir and Ladakh.

Some grow at 7000 ft while a few of these are alpine flowers that I came across on treks at around 12,000-14,000 ft.

Rhododendron
Rhododendron. Locals make juice and jam with the petals
Seen at Bekal Tal
Seen at Bekal Tal
Daphne
Daphne. The bark is used to make paper. 
Pedicularis
Pedicularis
Kind of Thistle
Kind of Thistle: Onopordum acanthium?
Fan Kamal/Saussurea graminifolia
Fan Kamal/Saussurea graminifolia
Potentilla
Potentilla
                          Brahma Kamal/Saussurea obvallata
Brahma Kamal/Saussurea obvallata
Field of  Bistorta
Field of  Bistorta
Fungi not flower but so pretty...wild mushrooms
Fungi not flower but so pretty…wild mushrooms on a rotting tree trunk.                                            
Zephyranthes
Zephyranthes
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