Anemone Clematis
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Anemone Clematis
ative trifoliate Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Anemone clematis, Indian virgin's bower • Hindi: garol, geor bel, kanguli, kaunibai, kaunie-bali • Nepali: जुँगे लहरा Junge Laharaa, अङ्गुरी झार Anguree Jhaar
Botanical name: Clematis montana    Family: Ranunculaceae (buttercup family)

Anemone clematis is a vigorous climber from the Himalayas which can grow to 10 m long. Leaves have 3 leaflets with stalks. Leaflets are ovate lanceolate, pointed and irregularly toothed. Flowers are white or pinkish, 2-6 cm across. Flowers occur in clusters in leaf axils, white or sometimes tinged pink. Petals (tecnically sepals) are spreading, obovate to oblong-obovate, 1.3-6.5 x 1-2.5 cm, hairy below, hairless above, tip rounded to rarely emarginate. Anemone clematis is found in the Himalayas, from Kashmir to Assam, W. & C. China and Taiwan, at altitudes of 1600-4000 m. Flowering: April-May.

Identification credit: Krishan Lal Photographed in Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand.

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