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Brahma Kamal at Barad Sar in Tons Valley


Brahma Kamal (saussurea obvallata)

The craggy rocky terrain in the high altitudes (14,500ft) surrounding Barad Sar is home to the Brahma Kamal flower!

Brahma Kamal (saussurea obvallata) is a species of flowering plant in the Asteraceae, it's native to the Himalayas and Uttarakhand, India, Northern Burma and South-West China. In Himalayas, it is found at an altitude of around 4500 m. It is the state flower of Uttarakhand. Saussurea obvallata is perennial growing to 0.3 m (1 ft). The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saussurea_obvallata

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