Gangotra flower [AKA Bandhaniya / बनधनिया, गंगोत्रा, Gal phulle / गल फुल्ले] - scientific name: Cyathocline purpurea - of sunflower family [Asteraceae] - Synomyms: Tanacelum purpureum, Cyathochine lyrata
A misty morning in Konkan on our dusky drive from our stay to a nearby beach was so beautiful that it has left a lifetime photograph in my mind. Some glimpses my camera could pixel are equally beautiful. Bunches of small wild purple-colored flower named Gangotra made heavenly sight to see. Here I share you with some photographs of the beautiful Gangotra flower that is also known as Bandhaniya and Gal phulle. In Hindi language, it is written as गंगोत्रा, बनधनिया and गल फुल्ले. Perhaps, Gal phulle is how it is called in Nepal. The flower is surprisingly widespread! The scientific name of the beautiful purple flower is Cyathocline purpurea. And secondary-surprisingly, Gangotra flower belongs to sunflower family [Asteraceae family in science terms]. The scientific synonyms of Gangotra flower are Tanacelum purpureum and Cyathochine lyrata.
Enjoy the beauty!