Buddha’s Throne… Snow Beneath the Himalayas…

The scientific name is Lamium amplexicaule and the common name is Henbit Deadnettle…
Either way, it is beyond me to remember… 
Would prefer the Japanese name anytime… Hotoke no za 仏の座, Buddha’s Throne? as derived from the shape of the leaves…
This ‘minor weed’ can be found here and there in my potager… it has delightful flowers and apparently, it is an important source of nectar for bees… 
Blue flowers are lovely…  ^:-)
Yes, am referring to the hyacinth… it is said that the bulbs are poisonous as they contain oxalic acid…
Like the first caption, the scientific name is Bergenia stracheyi… would again prefer its Japanese name… Himalaya Yuki no Shita ヒマラヤユキノシタ… literally, the Snow beneath the Himalayas… 
Originally found in the Western Himalayas, at heights ranging from 2700-4700 meters… and to think that we are sited at about perhaps 30 to 40 meters above sea level… 

About Lrong

Gardening, I adore... Photography, I cherish... Scuba diving, I fancy... Shakuhachi, I relish... and barefoot walking, I revel in...
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14 Responses to Buddha’s Throne… Snow Beneath the Himalayas…

  1. rainfield61 says:

    The one who named these flowers are very creative.And it cause no harm to be creative.

  2. Kalantikan says:

    I love all of them but the shape of the flowers in the first photo is so beautiful, as if two eyes with big ears are popping up to see what's happening around it! You referred to its source from the Himalayas, so even if you are located very low ASL, you are so cold as that of the Himalayas.

  3. cocomino says:

    It's really nice and beautiful. I learned a lot about flowers. 🙂

  4. Interesting name "Hotoke no Za". Your photos are always very beautiful.

  5. Hi Lrong,Beautiful flowers and I love the different names for them. Buddha’s Throne sounds so much better than Deadnettle!!

  6. Spring looks lovely there… we had pickled wild hyacinth bulbs in Italy, a specialty in Puglia, maybe the wild are different than the cultivated?

  7. Stephanie says:

    Very pretty! And those hyacinth blooms are wonderful as well and I can see they are enjoying the cool temperature there.

  8. Dew says:

    (Why I cannot see your blog as the background turns greenish with words not able to see!Beautiful pictures.)

  9. Malar says:

    Very Pretty collections of flowers which we can't have it here…. ;(

  10. Lovely flowers! I especially like the blue ones. Unfortunately I can't have flowers like those here, i'll just enjoy looking at the photographs of them in your blog.

  11. Matron says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  12. connienaka says:

    Pretty, pretty,pretty!!! I have a few flowering weeds around the yard that I've let alone -just because they are pretty!

  13. lina says:

    I love the colours! :)Interesting name too. 🙂

  14. maiaT says:

    Gorgeous flower and they have so beautiful names in Japanese, even the little dead nettle.These pink Bergenias are a delight.

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