Himalayan Meadowsweet
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Himalayan Meadowsweet
ative Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Himalayan Meadowsweet
Botanical name: Filipendula vestita    Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Synonyms: Spiraea vestita

Himalayan Meadowsweet is an erect, leafy perennial, with stems 30-100 cm, finely hairy above. Leaves are deeply lobed; lateral lobes widely spaced, very unequal, often tiny; terminal lobe much larger, deeply palmately 3-5-lobed, toothed, pale hairy beneath. Cream colored flowers with elliptic petals, are 4-6 mm across, numerous, in broad much branched terminal cluster. Fruit is almost stalkless, bristly-hairy along upper and lower sides. It is found in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2100-3300 m. Flowering: July-August.

Identification credit: Umesh Tiwari, Nidhan Singh
Photographed in Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand.
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