Cee’s Flower of the Day for May 24th is the back of the Peony. This is my eighteenth photo challenge post for the Flower of the Day Challenge and it’s in response to the Flower of the Day Challenge by Cee Neuner. These are the beautiful flowers that I have chosen for Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge for May 24th, 2020. Since I have been watching the Hindi show Ramayan, I have decided to talk about some of the flowers that are mentioned as flowers that Lord Rama really loves and also flowers that can’t be used by anyone during Lord Rama puja . Here’s a link to Cee’s blog https://ceenphotography.com/2020/05/23/fotd-may-24-back-of-peony/

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The Chameli Flower in English is known as Jasminum grandiflorum, also known as the Spanish jasmine, Royal jasmine, Catalan jasmine, among others, is a species of jasmine native to South Asia, the Arabian peninsula (Oman, Saudi Arabia), Northeast Africa (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan), the African Great Lakes(Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda), and the Yunnan and Sichuan regions of China. The species is widely cultivated and is reportedly naturalized in République de Guinée, the Maldive Islands, Mauritius, Réunion, Java, the Cook Islands, Chiapas, Latin America, and much of the Caribbean. Lord Rama favorite flower is the Chameli flower and he likes 4 flowers.

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Nerium oleander is a shrub or small tree in the dogbane family Apocynaceae, toxic in all its parts. It is the only species currently classified in the genus Nerium. It is most commonly known as nerium or oleander, from its superficial resemblance to the unrelated olive OleaIt is so widely cultivated that no precise region of origin has been identified, though southwest Asia has been suggested. The ancient city of Volubilis in Morocco may have taken its name from the Berber name alilior oualilt for the flower. Oleander is one of the most poisonous commonly grown garden plants. Arali or Nerium Oleander is not offered to Lord Rama.