Himalayan Avens
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Himalayan Avens
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Himalayan Avens
Botanical name: Geum roylei    Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)

Himalayan Avens is a hairy perennial herb 1-3 ft tall, with yellow flowers 1.5-2.5 cm across, which have styles jointed in the middle. Sepal are 5, 3-8 mm long, pointed. Petals are 5, 0.5-2 cm long, obovate. Stamens are numerous. Basal leaves are unequally pinnately lobed, 5-10 cm long. Upper stem leaves are large, 3-lobed, with toothed leaflets 3-10 x 4-7 cm. Fruit is bristly haired. Himalayan Avens is found in forests and shrubberies of the Himalayas, from Afghanistan to Sikkim, at altitudes of 1800-3600 m. Flowering: June-August.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed on Govindghat-Ghangria route, Uttarakhand & Manali, HP.
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