Wildflowers of Kaas

The Kaas plateau is part of the Sahyadri mountains of Western Ghats. The region is one of the biodiversity hotspots in India with several species of flora calling it home. After the rains in July the Kaas plateau transforms into a lush green meadow and once the balsams start blooming the entire area is covered with a carpet of flowers. If you are a wildflower lover, in India Kaas is a place you should not miss. When it comes to flowers we are meticulous searchers. We are listing below some of the special ones.

Begonia crenata-Common Begonia

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Utricularia striatula-striped bladderwort

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Curcuma caulina – Indian arrowroot

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Begonia phrixophylla – Shimpli

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Adelocaryum lambertianum – Lambert’s Borage

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Habenaria longicornu – Long-Horned Habenaria

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Pogostemon deccanensis – Jambhli manjiri

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Utricularia albocaerulea – White-Blue Bladderwort

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Impatiens lawii – Law’s Impatiens

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Habenaria heyneana – Toothbrush Orchid

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Nymphoides indica – Water Snowflake

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Habenaria digitata -Green habenaria

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Cyanotis tuberosa -sahayadri dew grass



Murdannia lanuginosa – Marsh Dewflower

Pinda concanensis – Konkan pinda

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Smithia setulosa – Bristly Smithi

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Delphinium malabaricum – Malabar Delphinium

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Polygala erioptera – Woolly-Winged Milkwort

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Murdannia nudiflora – Naked-Stem Dewflower

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Utricularia purpurascens- Grass Leaved Bladderwort

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Dipcadi ursulae – Ursula dipcadi

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