Flowers of India
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  • Flower Parts, Flower shapes, Leaf types
  • Definition of Indian Flowers
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  • First sightings or rare sightings of flowers
  • List of Nurseries in India
  • Errata for Various Books !
  • Trek to Valley of Flowers
  • Trip to Yumthang Valley
  • All of us like to look at those pretty flowers blooming all around, especially during winter and spring. Remember that tree laden with yellow flowers, which hang like bunches of grapes? How often have you wondered: What's that flower? Nobody around you seems to know the answer. There was a time, when a lot of people knew about a lot of flowers. But for the city bred individual, flowers are only like pretty pictures. The pace of city life tends to alienate the individual from mother nature, which brought him into existence in the first place.
    Flowers of India website is aimed at having information about all the flowers found in India, with their common names, especially in Indian languages, pictures and habitat, easily available in one place. This is meant to be a place you can look at if you saw a flower and wanted to know more about it. Knowing more about flowers, and then going out and having a look at them, will be more like communing with nature.
    Flower of the Month
    Orange Ginger Lily
    ꯇꯈꯦꯂꯩ ꯑꯉꯥꯡꯕꯥ Takhellei angangba

    Hedychium coccineum

    Past Flowers of the Month

    Stroll through the garden
    Newly added flowers first
    Browse by Botanical names
    Flowering Trees
    Medicinal plants
    Flowers in ancient literature

    Identify Your Trees

  • Flowers of Manipur
  • Browse by Flower Color
    Cacti/Succulent plants
    Vines & Creepers
    Flowers of Fragrance
    Garden Flowers
    Himalayan Flowers

    Flora of Valley of Flowers

    Flowers of Western Ghats

    Flowers of Thar Desert

    The website now has QR Codes generated for all species on the website (appearing as a link on the top of every flower page). Viewers are encouraged to print these QRCode images in labels/placards in botanical gardens, parks etc so that general public gets better awareness about the plants they see. Scanning the QR Code of a plant with Google Lens in a smartphone, will direct one to the page for that plant on the FOI website, displaying pictures of flowers, and other info.
    Contribute Flower Pictures

    Are you fond of photographing flowers? Have you taken pictures of some flowers which are not on this site yet? Do you want your pictures to be part of Flowers of India and yet want people to know that they were taken by you? Email your pictures to

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    For identification/ discussion on Indian Flora
    Try the Google-Group: EfloraofIndia

    Species discussed in this group
    are listed on the EfloraofIndia site

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    Sources used

    Flower-hunter: Thingnam Girija
    Site creator/maintainer: Tabish
    Contributors to FOI (Must-read)
    The site was born in May 2005.

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