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Plants in the Wild: Everest region in September

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Contribution from Susan Read 23 November 2009, 16:31top / bottom of page

Reached the park entrance on second day

Contribution from Susan Read 24 November 2009, 19:27top / bottom of page

Continued on to Namche, quite a long uphill stretch but first view of high mts (Thamseku group)

The plants seen were similar to the previous day eg Elsholtzia fruticosa

with Anaphalis sp in corner of previous pic.

One shrub occurring frequently was Aster albescens

Arrived at Namche ,now a growing resort!

Will continue with more pics from my photo diary....all photos taken with simple camera.(I leave the SLR's, lenses and tripod at home when trekking)

Contribution from Susan Read 27 November 2009, 15:41top / bottom of page

The next day, 23rd Sep, was spent at and around Namche to acclimatize. The previous day had shown no interesting new flowers (unlike the Aug trek described in Alpine Gardener June 2008 p147). This day, walking up to the Everest view hotel and down to Khumjung was surprisingly good.

Our first gentians were seen.

Gentiana depressa then G ornata

and G sp above ?carinata

A number of yellow saxifrages eg S. ?isophylla

Aconitum ?spicatum

Cyananthus incanus and below C lobatus

The monastery at Khumjung

Contribution from Susan Read 27 November 2009, 16:18top / bottom of page

The G.ornata referred to above

and the G.?sp in focus!

Any comment on id welcome

Contribution from Jim McGregor 27 November 2009, 22:19top / bottom of page

Thanks for some fantastic pictures Susan. Its a shame more members don't support our website with their experiences as you have done. Keep them coming.

Contribution from Susan Read 29 November 2009, 12:27top / bottom of page

Sep 24th Namche to Thyangboche c.3400m to 3800m. Started in sun, became cloudy/bright. The berberis was photographed here, B. ?jaenschkeana, also the bistort. Saxifraga ?filicaulis below occurred frequently

The heating 'engineer' and the ubiquitous Aster albescens

Contribution from Susan Read 29 November 2009, 12:40top / bottom of page

Sep 25th: Thyangboche to Dingboche,from 3860m to 4400m. Now we have mostly clear skies.

Thyangboche lodge with mts Thamserku and Kantega.

Fewer flowers today ..more yellow saxifrages and gentians as seen before....forest with usnea.

Rest on trail and moutain weather. Below Yaks have right of way.

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