By request, I’m posting pictures of flowers in Kyrgyzstan. As a qualifier, I am no expert on flowers anywhere, much less in a place where all of the flowers haven’t even been classified yet.
There are incredible opportunities for those who love flowers to explore and discover here in the Kyrgyz Republic. I’ve even found a Dutch botanist on the internet who gives flower tours. You can check out his website here. (Not sure if the tours are in English or not.)
Here are simply a bunch of pictures of flowers I’ve taken so far. I need your help in identifying them! The only name I know for sure is that of the very strange koko or “Adam’s Apple” flower. Can you see why it’s called that?
This is the “koko” or Adam’s Apple
A boy clutches his mountain bouquet
Flowers helping celebrate International Women’s Day.
The potted plants in our classroom.
Joey and a TMNT dandelion
Not exactly a flower, but it looks pretty enough to be one!
Coming down in spring to the region’s center from my mountain village, it had been months since I’d seen grass like this.
Nazgul potting plants for the summer.
I don’t uh…have a lot of experience identifying this one, but I think it may be grown as an alternative cash crop in some places.