Large-Sepal Figwort
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Large-Sepal Figwort
ative Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Large-Sepal Figwort
Botanical name: Scrophularia calycina    Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
Synonyms: Scrophularia himalayensis

Large-Sepal Figwort is a perennial herb easily distinguished from other species by linear-lanceshaped, long-pointed herbaceous sepals longer than the flower, non-protruding stamens, greenish flowers glandular pubescent outside, with upper petals not longer than lower, long-pointed capsule. Leaves are ovate-lanceshaped, heart-shaped, coarsely-toothed sharp pointed. Flowers are crowded in leaf-less cymes. Large-Sepal Figwort is found in the Western Himalayas, from Hazara to Kumaon, at altitudes of 2700-4000 m. Flowering: June-August.

Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
Photographed in Kashmir University Botanical Garden, Srinagar.
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