Himalayan lily fully blooming at Trahchi range in Liyai Khullen village in Manipur
Himalayan lily fully blooming at Trahchi range in Liyai Khullen village in Manipur |EastMojo image
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In Pictures: Manipur village blooms with wild Himalayan lilies

Giant Himalayan lily grows wildly at Trahchi range in Manipur, between the end of May and June converting the mountains into a beautiful natural garden

Vangamla Salle K S

Vangamla Salle K S

Senapati: Giant Himalayan lillies in full bloom have brightened up Liyai Khullen village in Senapati district in Manipur. They began blooming in the woods amid COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

Also known as Zhaimai village meaning ‘people of the sea’, this village is situated in the Paomata sub-division and is predominately inhabited by Poumai community. It is located at a distance of over 90 km from the state capital Imphal city.

The hills around this village are home to Cardiocrinum giganteum - the giant Himalayan lily, which is the largest species of lily. This plants can grow as tall as 12 feet.

Locals visiting the area
Locals visiting the area EastMojo image
A Himalayan lily blooms with whitish-purple shades
A Himalayan lily blooms with whitish-purple shades EastMojo image

This giant Himalayan lily is grows wild in this region is abundantly found in the woods at Trahchi range between the end of May and June.

The trumpet-like flower with a strong fragrance is considered to be the king of the lily family. Although the flowers grow in the wild the locals take care of them as they are a tourist attraction. The flowering areas are now managed by the Baptist Youth Liyai Khullen, it said.

Himalayan lilies are widely found in the woods in Liyai Khullen village
Himalayan lilies are widely found in the woods in Liyai Khullen village EastMojo image
Himalayan lily after blooms
Himalayan lily after blooms EastMojo image
A local collecting organic cabbage from her farm
A local collecting organic cabbage from her farm EastMojo image
An overview of Liyai Khullen village
An overview of Liyai Khullen village File image

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