Himalayan Figwort
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Himalayan Figwort
ative Photo: Tabish
Common name: Himalayan Figwort
Botanical name: Scrophularia himalensis    Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
Synonyms: Scrophularia himalayensis

Himalayan Figwort is an obtusely angled robust herb with ovate-lanceolate to ovate-cordate leaves without appendages on stalks. Flowers are borne in few flowered cymes forming a loose panicle. Sepals are blunt-rounded, rough-margined, shorter than the seed-pods. Flowers are green, 4-5 mm long, upper lobes longer than others. Fertile stamens are much protruded from flowers. Seed-pods are globose, style 6-9 mm long. Himalayan Figwort is found in the Himalayas from Kashmir to Uttarakhand, altitudes of 1500-4000 m. It has also been reported from Bhutan. Flowering: June-September.

Identification credit: J.M. Garg Photographed in Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand.

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