Kayampoo in full bloom this summer
Naduvil: Come summer, Violets (Kayampoo) are in full bloom in the villages of Kerala.
While traveling on the Taliparamba-Coorg border road, one can see flowers in all their glory at Elamberam, Kanhirangad and Nadukani.
The plant is seen in huge redbrick rocks at Pariyaram, Kurumathur, Chengalai, and Naduvil panchayats.
While the dark blue flowers covered the rocks in olden times, the flowers are seen in the few remaining plants now.
The main varieties of the flower are Marakayampoo and Kuttikayampoo.