Floppy Himalayan Anemone
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Floppy Himalayan Anemone
P Native Unknown Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Floppy Himalayan Anemone
Botanical name: Anemonastrum demissum    Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
Synonyms: Anemone demissa, Anemonidium demissum

Floppy Himalayan Anemone is a perennial herb found in East Himalaya and China. It is characterized by bluish or white flowers with floppy flowering stems which can even be horizontal. Flowers are 3-6 borne in a simple umbel, white, blue or purple, about 2.5 cm across, often on spreading stems 15-40 cm. Leaves have rounded blades 1.5-3 cm across, variously cut into obovate stalked segments, hairy on both sides. Leaf stalks are 5-30 cm long, sparsely or densely hairy. Leaves immediately below flowers are small, narrow, 3-lobed. Floppy Himalayan Anemone is found in Eastern Himalaya, from Nepal to NE India, Bhutan, S. Tibet, N. Burma, W. China, at altitudes of 3200-5600 m.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed beyond Tsomgo lake, Sikkim.

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