Caltha palustris or Marsh Marigold is a spring-time blooming high Himalayan meadow flowering plant. It is commonly seen in the alpine meadows of Garhwal and Kumaon in Uttarakhand. Here, however, it is seen in a high altitude desert meadow in Spiti, with a stream flowing behind. It loves the vicinity of flowing water and prefers small streams and marshes / bogs in the Himalaya! This footage is part of the professionally-shot stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and Digital Betacam. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... wfi @ vsnl.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.