THE FLOWERS DATABASE Chrysanthemum White

Herbaceous perennial plants, that grow to 50–150 cm in height, with deeply lobed leaves and large flowerheads, white, yellow or pink in the wild species ...

The flowers database is a humble attempt at documenting the amazing blooms of the thousands of plants on this Amrita campus.

Short descriptions include botanical name and location of the flower's occurrence and availability.

The beauty of flowers -- the incredible array of wonderful colors and heavenly fragrances -- cannot fail to evoke a sense of child-like wonder in all. A wide variety of flowers can be observed at this Amrita campus-- some as bright as the sun, red as blood or orange as a sunset, and yet others purple like royal robes. Flowers provide a glimpse into the majestic artistry that nature is capable of. Here, there is no better place to see this artistry, the beautiful flowers, blooming in their entire splendor ...

One may come across enchanting hibiscus (shoe flower) bushes or see orchids with their sweetly delicate petals of ephemeral shades.

One may encounter colorful yellow trumpet trees with green foliage and flower clusters that almost lend a green-yellow hue to the sky above. Chandeliers of yellow flowers hanging from the golden shower tree, big and showy orange-red flower clusters of the African tulip tree, cool and fragrant flowers of Champak, these are yet more wonders one may behold ...

The flowers attract a large number of insects, butterflies, bees and wasps, bringing additional beauty and life to the campus. It is not rare to see squirrels resting on a tree's branches or scampering around Indian Screw trees or a Bird-of-paradise with its shocking orange blooms. The Alexandrian Laurel tree bears medicinally-valuable flowers; even the wayside weeds under one's feet have beautiful blossoms ...

Over 180 flower varieties adorn the foothills of the Western Ghats. Our flowers database provides a glimpse into these numerous blossoms ...