Another Monday dawns upon us, so does another week of work and studies. Let’s take a little break and take a look at some beauties to refresh our week and perhaps beat the “blues”. No prizes though for guessing the location I am talking about, in this post.
Paris, Île-de-France, the Capital of France, also known as the City of Lights or the City of Love or the Fashion Capital of the World. Despite the heavy touristy crowds, I must admit that the City does have its own charm – and it does feel like “Love is in the air” over here.
Perhaps the ambiance of Paris plays a big role in invoking romantic feelings.
I, however, fell in love with the beauties shown in the photograph above.
I didn’t know who they were, so I had to ask Google to tell me the name of these white-and-pink beauties.
Turns out, Google couldn’t make my job easier.
These flowers belong to the family Geraniaceae which contain several closely related genera, including the two famous ones: Geranium (or true geranium genus) and Pelargonium (another common and closely related genus).
My searches however threw up these four close contenders which might be the true name of these flowers. These may include hybrids as well (hybrids contain the letter x between two separate names as per the Scientific nomenclature). Maybe these flowers are hybrids. Maybe not.
- Pelargonium zonale
- Pelargonium x hortorum
- Pelargonium vitifolium
- Pelargonium x domesticum
Some of the plants (not all though) belonging to the genera Geranium and Pelargonium find some uses in:
- Essential Oils
- Cosmetics like lotions, creams
- Medicines for treating some respiratory diseases like bronchitis, cold, cough, sore throat, sinusitis, pharyngitis etc.
Some species of these genera however may be toxic. Hence, touching these beauties or consuming them should strictly be avoided unless deemed safe to do so by Doctors.
Do you know what these beautiful flowers are? What is their actual name? Do let me know in the comments below so that the same can be updated.
The picture was taken in June 2019 CE
Nokia 6.1 Mobile Phone Camera
Hope you liked these flowers and are intrigued by them.
Traveling should include experiencing the beauty of a place to the maximum possible extent. And more often than not, such beauties lie in places which are away from the conventional biggies.
Of course, the charm of the Eiffel Tower can never be ignored. But the real beauty or the romantic allure of Paris lies in it’s classical streets, it’s gardens and it’s lovely flowers.
Looking forward to interacting more with you and “Make Mondays un-mundane”..
© Abirbhav Mukherjee. All the pictures / videos posted in this article are my own unless otherwise mentioned.