Botanical name: Saxifraga parnassifolia Family: Saxifragaceae (saxifrage family)
Saxifraga is a large group of hardy perennial plants, of which a few are found in Asia. The name is an old Latin name derived from saxum, a rock and frangor, to break; the plant was thought to break stones in the bladder. Himalayan Saxifrage is a herb 12 cm high. Stem is erect and hairy. Basal leaves are crowded, 2-3 cm long; broadly ovate. Beautiful yellow flowers appear 2-6 in corymbs (a flat-topped or convex cluster of flowers) Distribution: Alpine Himalayas, from Kashmir to Sikkim.
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