FLORAL “AVATARS”

What all do these unusual  Flowers remind you of ?

For me numerous Science Fiction movies flash by as I gaze at these Wonderous Flowers.

The Trailing Tails with a small Light like Bulb at the end reminds me of movies like Star Wars, Aliens and ” Avatar “.

The  Lovely Buds looking like little Squids or Plants from the Imaginary Planet Pandora from the Movie “Avatar”.

buds
Budding Squid

Native to the Americas they are called “Crimson Star”.

However I spotted them at The Company Bagh ( Gardens) in Mussoorie, Uttrakhand, India at an altitude of 6000 feet ( 2000 metres approx.) in the Western Himalayas.

The Scientific name is Aquilegia caerulea . 

These Bicoloured Flowers look spectacular and extremely unusual from every angle that you view them.

flying squid
Jelly Fish or Squid ?

Observe the Whitish Fur on the Alien Tails.

furry tales
Furry Tails

Not difficult to figure out why these Dramatic blooms are called “Crimson Star”.

the flower
Spellbinding

In the initial posting over a hundred readers liked this post. Am now filling in the blanks and providing some information on these Crimson Avatars.

They also have blue family members much like the Natives of Planet Pandora called “Blue Colorado Columbine”.

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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

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