The beautiful pristine white flower in the featured image is the flower of a spice which is a must have in Indian Cuisine.
Have a look at the complete cycle from a pretty white bud to a fiery spice ( the fruit)
The flowers and the fruit look at the Earth and not the Sun.
To find even a single flower to face the camera in this vast field of Green Chilies was a task indeed. All were drooping downwards.
The flowers droop like little white bells and the fruit, the green chilies, look downwards as well.
Hari Mirch ( Hindi), Green Chilies ( English) , Capsicum frutescens ( Scientific Name) are now an inseparable part of Indian Cuisine.
Hard to imagine that this plant is not native to the Indian subcontinent but has come from far away lands of Mexico and Peru in the American continent.
The desert wastelands of Rajasthan are now green due to the introduction of water and have transformed into Fruit orchards and vegetable Farms.( do read earlier blogs like THE DESERT BLOOMS and THE GREEN DESERT).
Green Chilies are consumed in India as vegetables and are a great source of Vitamin C as well.
India is today the largest producer, exporter and consumer of this alien spice .
500 years and things sure have transformed for this GREEN SPICE.