Flowers from Peru and Bolivia
As you can see from the names I've ascribed to each plant, I'm no botanist. Thanks to Ochoco and others who have helped with names. If anyone else can add the real name just from seeing the picture, I'd be very grateful.
This was growing on a terrace at Sun Island, an important Inca site on Lake Titicaca. The original name of the island was 'Titi Khar'ka'(Rock of the Puma) from which the lake got it's name. The first Inca kings and deities hail from here.--->
Growing in Bolivia on the Altiplano outside La Paz
Another cactus of sorts growing near thermal springs
I know this is a cactus of some sort, but that's all I know! It was growing on the side of an ancient 'Chulpa' tomb at Silustani, near the Peruvian port of Puno on Lake Titicaca.
This flower was growing on a terrace at Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca citadel
This was growing near the hot springs at Urmiri near La Paz in Bolivia. It's a Kalanchoe and is a SUCCULENT not a cactus. --->
Another flower growing in Bolivia near the hot springs at Urmiri
Flowers of Goa, India
These pictures were taken near Colva beach in Goa. The flowers were cultivated or growing wild between cultivated plants.
Other SPers tell me this is Hibiscus.
This was growing outside our room.
This was growing wild between cultivated plants at a spice farm. Pink seemed to be popular locally! I love the way the stamen looks like a plant in it's own right.
Plants of South Wales
It's small and purplish red.
At last! A flower I can name! If anyone can name any others on this page, please do.
This absolutely gorgeous flower was growing near my home. I don't think it's indigenous. It's possibly a Gazania.
This was also growing near my home, and very close to the red one. Gazania, I'm told.
Bellis. Pretty and PINK!
This is a primrose. It grows wild locally. This one is on the banks of a river just below a waterfall in the Neath Valley.