My response to Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Blue-Purple Flowers
Commelina/Dayflower – Wangden Khoibi (in Manipuri)
Blue Pimpernal – called Neel (literally blue) in Hindi, not sure what it is called in Manipuri
not sure which flower this is
I realised i had many photographs of flower in the blue-purple colours and some I had already posted earlier on my blog. I am sticking to the colour Blue. Just for the fun of it, i have arranged them in order of the size of the flowers. Except for the third flower, the others are considered wild/weed. I wonder what the third flower is.
Oxalis * wood sorrel * yenjhin
Oxalis or wood sorrel has very pretty little flowers. It is a weed and has become quite a nightmare spreading out so happily all over our garden. I have spent many an evening helping out my mom in taking out the roots of this plant. Nevertheless, it has such pretty flowers and is good for hair. It is however the ones with yellow flowers and smaller leaves that are more popularly used. ©Ingallei
These lovely deep red lilies bloom around the month of April in the northeast part of India as the climes turn warmer into a colorful spring. It is called modollei in Manipuri but because it generally blooms in April, it is also nicknamed the April Fool flower.
Kusumlei (as it is called in Manipuri) is a special item for the Cheiraoba, the New Year of the Meitei calendar. We usually do not have it in our garden but we started growing some of them some time back. In one of the previous Cheiraoba, my mom had kept some of the dried mature flowers and strewn them in some flower pots in early spring. Lo and Behold! the plant survived and very soon started giving these spritely blossoms of bright yellow and orange flowers on spiky sprigs. Although I have no idea what is so special about this flower that it is an essential part of the New Year offerings to deities, I imagine it is probably the feeling of optimism that this lively flower inspires to embark on a new year ahead full of possibilities