Himalayan Fenugreek
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Himalayan Fenugreek
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Himalayan Fenugreek
Botanical name: Trigonella emodi    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)

Himalayan fenugreek is a perennial herb 20-60 cm,found on ravine shores or meadow by woods of the Himalayan valleys. Stem erect or ascending, round in cross-section, branching at base, yellow velvet-hairy when young. Leaves are divided into 3 broadly obovate leaflets. Leaflet base is wedge-shaped and margins sparsely toothed, and the tip has a fine point. Flowers 5-8 in short racemes - the stalk carrying the raceme is slender and axillary, 1-2 cm, after flowering prolonged to 2-3 cm. Flowers are yellow, 6-9 mm, of pea form. Upper petal almost circular, equal to wings, keel half of the length of them.

Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess Photographed in Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand.

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