Himalayan Scape Flower
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Himalayan Scape Flower
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Himalayan Scape Flower
Botanical name: Pegaeophyton scapiflorum    Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard family)
Synonyms: Cochlearia scapiflorum

Himalayan Scape Flower is a stemless perennial herb with thick rootstock. Leaves, arranged in a rosette, are linear-elliptic, entire or sparsely toothed, carried on long stalks. Flowers are 4-7 mm across, white with violet veins, with 4 petals. Flowers are borne singly on short stalks directly from rootstock. Fruit is oblong, hairless. Himalayan Scape Flower is found at altitudes of 4400-4700 m in the Himalayas - Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Nepal. Flowering: June-July.

Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess
Photographed in Tawang district, Arunachal Pradesh.
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