A Small Flower that Takes a Long Time to Grow

Nature lovers are flocking to the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay), because a flower that blooms once every 10 years is about to put its petals on display.

A Small Flower that Takes a Long Time to GrowThe Karvy is a bright purple flower and it grows in the forests boarding this big city — it blooms in a veil of flowers and makes quite a sight.

The stems of the flower are used for thatched buildings, while the juice produced by the flower is used for medicinal purposes.

This flower blooms somewhere between July and September, but the process of blooming takes about a decade.

There are other varieties of this flower which take even longer to bloom, some of them having a bloom cycle of 14 years.

Julius Rego, a local businessman took two hours out of his day to travel to Mumbai to see the flowers. He says, “it is not just the flowers but the entire landscape.”

“Several insects, butterflies, bees are attracted to this flower and one gets to see so many more varieties at this time. To sit amid these flowers for some time gives such joy.”

The ears and the eyes get quite a feast when these flowers bloom.

[Via: BBC]

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