Blooming maralnik Altai
• Blooming maralnik Altai
During the May holidays, Mountain Altai turns into a huge flowering meadow. Slightly hilly though) along the probably the best roads in Russia - Chu tract, mountains blaze purple. Well it seems that such bushes bloom itself is nothing special. But it is simply impossible! The mountain slopes do become completely purple. As if someone paints poured.
Maralnik abundant flowering begins after Chike-Taman. some bushes you can see him. What is interesting, in the Altai Territory flowering dedicated a festival with pomp and panache. He is very active PR outdoor advertising, on the Internet. Despite the fact that virtually no maralnik in the Altai region) All the abundance of flowering - in the Altai Republic, away from the edge. But let's not about that, it is better spudded in deeper into flowering bushes!
The scientific name maralnik - Ledebour Rhododendron (Rhododendron ledebourii). Maralnik belongs to the family of heather. Distributed in the Altai, Sayan Mountains, in the North-East Mongolia, it grows in the undergrowth of coniferous forests, subalpine mountain belts. This semi-evergreen shrub decorative reaches a height of 1 to 5 m and a crown diameter of 1 to 3 m.
Once we talked about why not sold honey from maralnik. The fact that it is poisonous. Actually therefore bushes still do not eat goats and cows, which destroy any vegetation on the slopes of the Altai.
Poison is even honey collected from flowers maralnik. The nectar of the flowers of rhododendron, which is collected in a large number of bees is rutin - harmless substances involved in the formation of vitamin K. This group favors the blood to clot and prevent bleeding.
However, in the process of maturation of honey, chemical reactions occur as a result of which rutin first cleaved, and then connects with other substances nectar and transformed into a toxic kvertsetagenin (melitoksin). This substance is toxic and gives honey from rhododendron.
Leaflets maralnik are poisonous, but the petals can even have. Of these, prepare salads. According to one of the recipes have to take 50 grams of petals, a tablespoon of sour cream and a teaspoon of honey. The petals are collected in the morning, gently rinsed with water, chopped and seasoned sour cream and honey.
In this year successfully got on the height of the bloom. Lush rhododendron bushes bloomed next to the huge boulders. This is one of the favorite places for shooting maralnik - Just beyond the pass Chike-Taman.
We hopped on the stones as the local goat-climbers. Our group is quickly dispersed down the slope, for each selected maralnik bush and shoot it into a stop of the chamber)
The event is a flowering maralnik resembles cherry blossom. It remains to be drawn from this serious tourist brand. But it is on the conscience of the government of the Altai Republic. Another reason to attract tourists)
maralnik has healing properties. Medicinal leaves are considered to be the second and third year of life during the flowering plants. Their neatly cut, very quickly dried in a warm room or warm ovens.
In folk medicine, rhododendron used to treat high blood pressure, gastrointestinal diseases, colds, rheumatism, as a powerful healing and anti-inflammatory agent. Baths from his broth helps with radiculitis, arthritis, gout, neuralgia and other pains.
particularly pleased maralnik on the banks of rivers. Here he is on the bank of the Katun. The location is quite well-known, it is the turn of the river quite often flashes on the network - you can stay on the machine and make the card virtually without leaving it)
It is also abundantly blossomed maralnik.
Even more it was at the confluence of two rivers - Katun and Chui. I stop here all those traveling further into the mountains, or to the side of Mongolia. Place the species and very beautiful. And then - a blooming bushes maralnik.
At that time we were lucky even with the clouds, add a little drama in the scenes)
Flowering branches hung over the water. insanely beautiful ...
The most abundant flowering was in the bushes that grew apart in the open. It looks as if after Photoshop))
are not just made but exceeded this time by maralnik plan. Next year we will go again. Not yet filmed maralnik under the snow, then there is what to strive)