Anemone Isopyrum
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Anemone Isopyrum
P Native Unknown Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Anemone Isopyrum
Botanical name: Isopyrum anemonoides    Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
Synonyms: Paraquilegia afghanica, Paropyrum anemonoides, Thalictrella anemonoides

Anemone Isopyrum is a delicate perennial herb with flowers resembling Anemones, borne 2 or 3 together. Bracts are ovate, 3-lobed to 3-cut. Flowers are white, 1.5-1.8 cm across, flower-stalk up to 7 cm long, hairless. Sepals are petal-like, elliptic to obovate, 7-8.5 x 4-5 mm, tip rounded to blunt. Petals are small oblong, 2.5-3 mm, basally tube-like. Stamens are about 20, filaments 4.5-5 mm; anthers about 0.5 mm. Pistils 2-5. Stem is soft, 10-23 cm tall. Basal leaves are numerous, hairless; leaf-stalk 3.2-9 cm; leaf blade triangular, up to 6.5 cm wide; central leaflet leaflet-stalk slender; leaflet blade rhombic to obovate, 1-1.5 x 1-1.5 cm, 3-foliolate to 3-parted; segments unequally 2- or 3-parted or lobed, entire at tip or with 3 blunt teeth. Stem leaves are 1 or 2, similar to basal leaves but smaller. Anemone Isopyrum is found in forests, grassy slopes, at altitudes of 2300-3500 m, from Central Asia to N. China and W. Himalaya. Flowering: June-July.

Identification credit: Anzar Khuroo Photographed in Lahaul valley, Himachal Pradesh.

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