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Tamil Nadu Government Announces Conservation of Neelakurinji Plant

 

 

Flowering Plant Neelakurinji blooming details, physical properties, the importance of conservation

The Tamil Nadu government recently announced the plan for the protection of a plant named Neelakurinji. This plant blossoms once in twelve years. Recently, the government had received complaints about the trading of flowers of this plant, after which this step was taken.

Neelakurinji Plant

It is a kind of tropical plant. This plant is found in Shola forest of Western Ghats. This plant is found in the Chevrolet Hills in the Eastern Ghats.
This plant is found in Anamala Hills and Agali Hills in Kerala and the Sanduru Hills of Karnataka.


The length of this plant is 30 to 60 centimeters. This plant grows at locations ranging from 1300 to 2400 meters high.
The flowers of Nilkuriganj are of purple-blue color. It blooms once in 12 years. In 2006, it created quite a buzz and there was a huge surge in the number of tourists visiting Munnar to reveal in its beauty. 

Due to these flowers, the Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats are called the Blue Mountains. It has been declared a rare type of plant.
It does not grow in any other part of the world except in the Western Ghats. This plant is included in the endangered species of plants.


 

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