Purple Glow Wort
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Purple Glow Wort
ative Photo: Pankaj Kumar
Common name: Purple Glow Wort, Purple Sibbaldia
Botanical name: Potentilla purpurea    Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Synonyms: Sibbaldia purpurea

Purple Glow Wort is a spreading, mat-forming perennial herb, having red-purple flowers, 4-6 mm across, with widely spaced elliptic petals. The petals are longer than the triangular sepals. Leaves are digitately compound with 5 elliptic to ovate leaflets, up to 1 cm long. Leaflets are prominently silvery-haired. Purple Glow Wort is found on open slopes of the Himalayas, from Kashmir to Bhutan, at altitudes of 3500-5300 m. Flowering: June-August.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar Photographed at Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh.

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