Flowers of Bhutan – Curcuma aromatica

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This curious little fella is Curcuma aromatica, or wild turmeric. We discovered it today, growing amongst the pine needles at the side of the Mo Chhu, or Mother River, a couple of miles up from Punakha’s mighty Dzong. It’s a member of the ginger family and has rhizomes with a strange fragrance and attractive deep yellow colour. Hard to miss and quite a showstopper!

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Categories: Beautiful Strangers, Flowers, Travel

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