Ochna and other beauties…

Ooooo how beautiful!

Ooooo how strange!!
Two flowers that I have seen commonly evoke such
reactions- the Glory Lily and Ochna. I wont go into the botanical details of
these, suffice to say that in both these their sepals or petals arch backwards
as the flower matures and totally change their colour and appearance. The glory
lily is particularly stunning. Here are some photographs. 
Glory lilly, coorg, kodava, glory lily
Glory lily
Ochna obtusata
The lovely Ochna blooms in this manner for about a day. The following days are a marvel to watch…

Here is a glimpse of the changing Ochna over a period of about one month.

You can read more about the Glory Lily here and the Ochna


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