We are compiling this photo list of wild flowers of Pakistan by consulting various sources. This will acquaint us with our endemic plants and our wild which has lot to offer especially Northern areas. This list will be updated whenever possible. Images have been taken from internet.
Members must help US by posting entries of wild flowers/endemic flowers of Pakistan that they are aware of or come across.
You have some really nice indigenous plants in Pakistan. Most of them I have never seen or come across before. Who knows, perhaps I will come across some indigenous bulbs soon for my collection. I have very few bulbs from the northern hemisphere.
Yes, indeed our northern mountain ranges such as Himalaya and its plains such as Deosai have some very exotic plant species. Infact Tulips are indigenous to Pakistan and surrounding areas. Tulipa lehmanniana and Tulipa stellata are the common ones. Similarly Cyclamen, Eremurus himalaicus, various Allium species such as macranthum and wallichii and many more bulbous plants are natives of himalaya
The name Tulip is derived from Turkish word 'Tulbend' meaning a turban. Each plant of Tulipa Lehmanniana conists of an erect stem, bearing strangely twisted sessile leaves. Flowers are brilliant red, orange and yellow cup shaped. They present a most stupendously striking sight, rising out of the desert like soil. Photographed in Chiltan National Park, Baluchistan
Clematis Vitalba also known as Travellers Joy since it known to smell good is a vigorous climbing plant; growns in chalky soil. The pretty greenish white flowers are less spectacular than the white beard attached to the seeds, which look most decorative. Photographed in Murree.
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