Appooppan Thadi

The Pappus functions as a parachute which enables the seed to be carried by the wind. The name derives from the Ancient Greek word pappos, Latin pappus, meaning "old man", so used for a plant bristles and also for the woolly, hairy seed of certain plants.

In Malayalam it is called Appooppan Thadi, meaning "Old man's beard"


  1. The nature is full of surprises. Its something we ignore so easily but looking at your capture & my small experiences during photography, is like re-discovering the nature.

  2. @Sishir yeah. The amazing thing about photography is that it betters your observation skills and you start finding beauty in everything.


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