Bhutan #18: Wildflowers in the Haa Valley

 

On the drive up and out of the Paro Valley to the Haa Valley

we passed through some lovely forests.

.

P1000937  ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

P1000937 © DY of jtdytravels

Here, long strands of lichen blow gently in the breeze.

.

P1000939  ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

P1000939 © DY of jtdytravels

The season was already beginning to change.

.

P1000934  ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

P1000934 © DY of jtdytravels

I should be able to name most of the following plants as I bought a wonderful book in Thimphu which contained hundreds of pictures and descriptions of Bhutanese plants.  However, I left it behind in Paro, so, you and I, will just have to appreciate the pictures, mostly without names.

.

P1000943  ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

P1000943 © DY of jtdytravels

A mauve daisy.

.

P1000946  ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

P1000946 © DY of jtdytravels

A member of the Gentian family.

.

P1000947  ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

P1000947 © DY of jtdytravels

Leontopodium sp.    Edelweiss

.

P1000951  ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

P1000951 © DY of jtdytravels

.

.

P1000955  ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

P1000955 © DY of jtdytravels

Yellow dandelion.

.

P1000957  ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

P1000957 © DY of jtdytravels

.

.

P1000958  ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

P1000958 © DY of jtdytravels

Gentiana sp.

.

P1000959  ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

P1000959 © DY of jtdytravels

Gentiana sp.

.

P1000962  ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

P1000962 © DY of jtdytravels

Gentiana sp.

.

P1000967  ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

P1000967 © DY of jtdytravels

Mauve daisy.

.

P1000974  ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

P1000974 © DY of jtdytravels

Gentianella sp.

.

P1000976  ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

P1000976 © DY of jtdytravels

Gentianella sp.

.

P1000979  ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

P1000979 © DY of jtdytravels

Scutellaria sp.

.

P1000980  ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

P1000980 © DY of jtdytravels

A shrubby daisy.

.

P1010001  ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

P1010001 © DY of jtdytravels

.

.

P1000990  ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

P1000990 © DY of jtdytravels

A maturing rose hip.

.

P1000983  ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

P1000983 © DY of jtdytravels

Rose hips maturing on a tall growing plant.  These hips are a rich source of vitamin C.

It had been fun looking for wildflowers in these hills.

.

More anon

David

Photography copyright ©  DY  of  jtdytravels

more of our travel stories can be found on

www.jtdytravels.com

and

www.jtlifesgood.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One comment on “Bhutan #18: Wildflowers in the Haa Valley

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s