Fringe bells bloom in IISc nursery in April

Currently blooming in the IISc Horticultural Nursery and Gardens are these rare bell shaped flowers, called Fringe Bells, Fairy Petticoats and Shiva’s Tears……Scientific Name: Elaeocarpus angustifolius.

The flowers of this tree are closely related to the tree that bears the Rudraksha beads.
Sharath Ahuja
April 22nd, 2018.