Beautiful flowers by the roadside - so happy and cheerful | White Alder

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raghu ananth

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Apr 18, 2011, 3:51:38 PM4/18/11
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I WANDER'D lonely as a cloud
 That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
    A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Thus exclaimed the remarkable poet Wordsworth in his ode to the daffodils. We also had a similar experience when on our way to Mahabalipuram. We zipped along enjoying the countryside when suddenly we noticed these beautiful flowers by the roadside. Lying there, they seemed so happy and cheerful that we could not ignore them. So we reversed and came to the spot where they lay. Whipping out the camera, we proceeded to photograph them. And here they are for your viewing

White Alder
Turnera subulata
Family: Turneraceae 


Mahabalipuram
Chennai
28 Dec 2010
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tanay bose

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Apr 18, 2011, 4:17:12 PM4/18/11
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The photos are really nice thanks for sharing Raghu ji
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Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 18, 2011, 9:50:17 PM4/18/11
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Really nice photographs, Raghu ji


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rajank

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Apr 19, 2011, 6:29:18 AM4/19/11
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very nice pic of Turnera sps.
thanks

rajank
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Smita Raskar

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Apr 19, 2011, 7:10:57 AM4/19/11
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Turnera ulmifolia..Family: Turneraceae
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shrikant ingalhalikar

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Apr 19, 2011, 7:13:22 AM4/19/11
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Turnera subulata, naturalised undershrub originating from south
America. Regards, Shrikant
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Padmini Raghavan

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Apr 21, 2011, 2:53:55 PM4/21/11
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What I found interesting on a nature walk ( at the Officers' Training Academy, Chennai)  was the fact that the flowers were closed at dawn, opened later in the sun and were closed when it became cloudy again.
Sun-loving  White Alder.
Regards,
Padmini Raghavan.

Mahadeswara

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Apr 22, 2011, 1:28:29 AM4/22/11
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This is a common weed in Chennai. The whole play ground in Adyar
used to be get covered whenever it rained. No season for its
flowering. Comes up very easily in cleared areas.
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