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The monsoon rains turn the Indian countryside a lush green and many little flowers appear all over the place. Here are a few common ones

Wild Begonia flowers along an old wall

Wild Begonia flowers along an old wall

Begonias are found throughout the tropical region and many varieties are grown in gardens. These wild varieties appear and flower only during the monsoon and post monsoon months (June to October).

Common fringed flower

Common fringed flower

The common fringed flower vine (Trichosanthes cucumerina) is to be seen twining in all directions and bearing little squiggle edged flowers.

The comely Commelina

The comely Commelina

The bright blue flowers of  Commelina benghalensis brighten the overcast days.

The tiny Chitrak flowers

The tiny Chitrak flowers

The tiny Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica ) flowers in forest paths.

The Common Leucas

The Common Leucas

The Common Leucas (Leucas aspera)  valued in traditional medicine, grows along the  roadside.

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