Chrysanthemum – Flower Week

This is one of the flower which we can see widely in many places. But i haven’t been aware of the biological names of these flowers. I had a check on the internet and found that its name as CHRYSANTHEMUM. We used to call it as WHITE SEVANTHI 🙂 🙂 🙂

It’ll be cute when its taken closer… I don’t have a better cam with a zooming lens so i end up with a bunch of flowers… 😦 Hoping to display better pictures with a zoomed focus for you all sooner 🙂

This was also taken in the same Ooty trip with my friends… 🙂

Celosia argentea – Flower Week

Are you surprised to hear this name? Well if you are not that’s okay. But am really surprised of this name. The reason is i haven’t known that this flower might have such a beautiful name. We used to call it as “koli kondai” in our city.

Anyways happy to know the new and real names of so many flowers which we don’t know. Hope to know a lot more yet with my Blogging 🙂 🙂 🙂

I love the color of this flower a lot and love its softy skin too 🙂

Isn’t it looking lovely and colorful 🙂 Guess i would have added it for the colorful photography week 😕

Michelia champaka…

Michelia champaca is an evergreen or semi-deciduous, small to medium-sized tree up to 50 m tall; bole straight, cylindrical, up to 200 cm in diameter, without buttresses; bark surface smooth, grey to greyish-white, inner bark fibrous, yellow to brown, crown conical to cylindrical. Leaves simple, entire, arranged spirally; stipules adnate to or free from the petiole. Flowers on short, axillary brachyblast, solitary or rarely in pairs, large, tepals 6-21, in 3-6 usually subequal whorls, white to yellow; stamens many, anthers with a short to prominently elongated connective; gynoecium stipitate, with spirally arranged, free or connate carpels containing many ovules. Fruiting carpels dehiscing along the dorsal suture when free or fused and forming a fleshy or woody syncarp. Seed hanging from its funicle. The genus is named after Italian botanist Peter A. Michel (1679-1737); the specific epithet after the Hindu name.

(Bengali) : champa, champaka
(Burmese) : mawk-sam-lung
(Cantonese) : sampige
(English) : fragrant champaca, golden champa, orange chempaka, yellow champa
(Filipino) : champaca
(French) : Ilang-ilang
(Hindi) : chempaka
(Indonesian) : capaka, cempak, cempaka kuning
(Lao (Sino-Tibetan)) : cham pa
(Malay) : champaka, chempaka, chempaka merah
(Sinhala) : sapu
(Spanish) : champaca
(Tamil) : chambugam, chembuga, Shenbagam
(Thai) : champa, champa khao, champa pa
(Vietnamese) : ng[oj]c lan

I really love to have this flower in my hair as it gives a sweet smell of fragrance to my hair 🙂 But at times it might bring headache too as its sweet scent is so delicious 🙂 🙂