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People have been flocking to a rice field in Ubon after beautiful purple flowers burst into bloom.
Pictures of the “Nilabol” flower had appeared on the Facebook page of Attaphon Phaiwan and after many shares reporters and TV crews went to the field in the Ban Na Muang area of Rai Noi sub district 300 meters from the temple of Wat Ban Tam Yae, reported Thairath.
Reporters at the scene found a continual stream of tourists and locals taking pictures in the three rai area of flowers that are also called “Eheen” in local dialect. They are thought to be related to the lotus.
A village elder Worasit Khonsap, 55, said that the plant was a kind of vegetable that was not easy to find these days and it flowers only once a year during the July to September period. He said that locals eat it with “lap” (a spicy raw meat dish).
Thai Visa / Thairath