Friday, April 22, 2011

Pink Ginger

I saw this pink ginger at the edge of a ravine in the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, India, when our bus was waiting for the traffic to clear.
Pink ginger Alpinia purpurata is a native of India and Malaysia. The plant can grow up to a height of 2 metres in the jungle.
The pink bract is very attractive. The tiny white flowers nestle in the bracts.
Like all native plants of India, this plant too is used in Ayurvedic medicine .


  1. The flowers of the ginger varieties are fascinating . Yesterday i posted about the shell ginger.

  2. Very beautiful...You are like to have seen it in the wild!

  3. Lovely flower! Amazing, it will be 2 meters high!! Ayurveda, wisdom from ancient time.
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Ginger flowers are so pretty! Glad you got this photo. Love the colours on this bloom!

  5. Very beautiful. And what a lovely shade of pink