Blue Himalayan Anemone
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Blue Himalayan Anemone
ative Photo: Pravin Kawale
Common name: Blue Himalayan Anemone • Nepali: रतन जोत Ratan jot
Botanical name: Anemonastrum obtusilobum    Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
Synonyms: Anemone obtusiloba

Blue Himalayan Anemone is a perennial herb which is very variable, with 2-5 cm buttercup flowers in colors white, blue or yellow. Flowers are borne on short spreading, tufted stems about 5-15 cm long. Flowers have 5-7 elliptic petals which are silky haired beneath. The plant has many softly hairy basal leaves, 2-5 cm across. Leaves are rounded in outline, deeply 3-lobed. The lobes are further lobed or cut. Leaves just below the flowers are about 2.5 cm, 3-lobed and stalkless. Blue Himalayan Anemone is commonly found in forests, shrubberies, open slopes and grazing grounds, at altitudes of 2100-4300 m. Flowering: May-July.

Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess Photographed in Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand.

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