Flowers of murree hills – aquilegia, chestnut tree and wild flowers

All shots taken in Murree hills and Nathia gali, Pakistan. some flowers are wild while some are grown by home gardeners. The first one is aquilegia or columbine. A passionate gardener in nathiagali is growing these beautiful columbine flowers.

blue columbine2 Flowers of murree hills   aquilegia, chestnut tree and wild flowers

Indian Horse Chestnut tree with botanic name Aesculus indica is a common tree of murree hills. The umbrella shape leaves are beautiful and the flower spikes add to the beauty. 
chestnut tree closeup2 Flowers of murree hills   aquilegia, chestnut tree and wild flowers

chestnut tree3 Flowers of murree hills   aquilegia, chestnut tree and wild flowers

Another columbine flower planted by a gardener in nathia gali. Columbines grow naturally in hilly areas. They do not tolerate the southern heat of plains thus they are mostly treated as annuals in our southern plains. There are some cultivars though which are perennial in lahore and other subtropical areas.
aquilegia2 Flowers of murree hills   aquilegia, chestnut tree and wild flowers

aquilegia pink2 Flowers of murree hills   aquilegia, chestnut tree and wild flowers

This pink flowering shurb is a common sight in galiyat in murree. Flowers are from fabacea family (Pea family) and my first guess is Himalayan indigo, Indigofera heterantha. Any confirmation about the ID will be highly appreciated.
pink fabacea3 Flowers of murree hills   aquilegia, chestnut tree and wild flowers

This is a wild flower grown in many parts of murree hills. This one i shot in the nathia gali road side. Not sure about the ID though.
wild flowers2 Flowers of murree hills   aquilegia, chestnut tree and wild flowers

pink columbine macro2 Flowers of murree hills   aquilegia, chestnut tree and wild flowers

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12 Responses

  1. Bernie says:

    You’ve highlighted some beautiful flowers today. What a delight it must be to see these growing wild in the hills.

  2. Awesome collection of flowers n colours. They look exotic n gorgeous!

  3. VALKYRIEN says:

    Beautiful shots of so lovely flowers! Love the first one, with the little visitor! :)

  4. Kala says:

    Love the image of the horse chestnut blooming.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Love Aquleigas and your images are splendid! Horse chesnut blooms are gorgeous as well…

    Veronica
    http://www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

  6. Kim, USA says:

    How I wish I could ID them all. Flowers are so gorgeous!!

    The Buds

  7. The unidentified wildflower looks like it might be dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis). Thank you for the lovely pictures – the Indian horse chestnut is absolutely gorgeous!

  8. EG Wow says:

    Lovely flowers here. The Indian horse chestnut looks very much like the red chestnut tree here. Hmmm. They must be very closely related.

  9. what a amazing collection!!!!!!!!
    backyard design

  10. Bom says:

    Beautiful flowers. You’re right about the A. indica. The flower spike is amazing. You say the tree is common. Do they grow right next to each other? Several trees blooming together must be an amazing sight.

  11. Bom says:

    Beautiful flowers. You’re right about the A. indica. The flower spike is amazing. You say the tree is common. Do they grow right next to each other? Several trees blooming together must be an amazing sight.

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