I only know this plant as a spice used often in Indian dishes. I did not realise that it had such beautiful flowers.FOTD 10th January 2021: Turmeric
Not only a spice for your far eastern food, but it also had a very pretty flower.
I did not realise that the spice turmeric had such a lovely flower. I had added the yellow powder to various indian dishes and quite like the taste. I was surprised when our flower store was selling them and even bought one myself. They grow from tubers and mine is now reduced to a few leaves. Perhaps I might get a flower again next Summer.
I never thought of turmeric having a flower as I only knew the spice used in Indian food. The roots are similar to ginger and if you let them grow a flower appears. They were selling them for some time in the store, so I decided to buy one. It produced a few flowers and I still have the plant, but now just a few leaves. The Summer has now gone, but I will keep it to discover if anything happens next year.