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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3 comments On "Flowers of Bhutan – Curcuma aromatica"
Still in a sulk! (beautiful)
Stunning! I’ll get it that the flowers are the little yellow ‘open mouths’?
Yes, you’ve got it. Love the pink pineapple top too! In Butanese it’s called ‘Dum’ which is a bit of a pity.