Blooming Endangered Brahmkamal flower in the wild

Legend has it that anyone who sees the rare Brahmkamal flower blooming in the wild will have anything they desire!!! It was our privilege to be blessed with this sight. These flowers are alleged to have medicinal and magical properties, because of which they are endangered. Magical or not, this is a rare and mysterious flower, which grows only in the Himalayas in India, Tibet and China…in high altitude areas. No plants and flowers were harmed while we enjoyed the sight of these flowers…the opened flower has purple florets which has a heady odour…reported to be hallucinogenic!!! Village folk are afraid to go alone into remote, high altitude forests where these flowers bloom as ‘nymphs’ whisk them away !!! 

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