Pale-Yellow Rhodiola
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Pale-Yellow Rhodiola
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Pale-Yellow Rhodiola
Botanical name: Rhodiola wallichiana    Family: Crassulaceae (Sedum family)

Pale-Yellow Rhodiola is a small succulent herb forming large clumps on rocks and open slopes. The plant has numerous erect stems, 15-30 cm tall, covered with numerous overlapping fleshy linear leaves. Leaves are 2.5-3 cm long, remotely toothed. Flowers are pale yellow, bisexula, with lance-shaped petals. Petals are about 8 mm long, twice as long as the sepals. Fruit is red. Pale-Yellow Rhodiola is found in the Himalayas, from Kashmir to Bhutan, at altitudes of 3000-4800 m. Flowering: June-September.

Identification credit: Thingnam Anne, Chris Chadwell Photographed in Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand.

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