Sikkim Avens
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Sikkim Avens
ative Photo: Tabish
Common name: Sikkim Avens
Botanical name: Geum sikkimense    Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Synonyms: Acomastylis sikkimensis

Sikkim Avens is somewhat like High Avens, but differs in having white to purplish pink flowers with small petals which are widely spaced. Petals are a little longer than the broadly triangular sepals. Flowers are generally looking down, about 2 cm across. Leaves are compound and distinctive in the central lobe being many times larger than the small and unequal lateral lobes, which are usually less that 1 cm long. Sikkim Avens is found in Eastern Himalayas, from C. Nepal to Bhutan, at altitudes of 3000-4500 m. Flowering: June-August.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Yumthang Valley, Sikkim.
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