Dwarf Globe Flower
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Dwarf Globe Flower
ative Photo: Uttam Lal
Common name: Dwarf Globe Flower
Botanical name: Trollius acaulis    Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)

Dwarf Globe flower is a perennial herb which grows about 15 inches high, has lemon-yellow flowers, and is an extremely variable plant. Flowers are solitary, golden yellow, 5 cm across, and occur before the deeply divided basal leaves fully develop. Petals are broadly oval, 5-10 in number. The center of the flower has stamens and 12-16 yellow oblong nectaries. Leaf blade is rounded in outline, deeply 5-lobed, the lobes are further cut into narrow, toothed segments. Stem is leafy above the middle, 8-15 cm tall when in flower, and grows to a foot tall at the time of fruiting. Dwarf Globe Flower is found in alpine slopes in the Himalayas, at altitudes of 3000-4300 m. Flowering: May-June.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed at Buran Pass, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand & Paddar Valley, J&K.

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