Botanical name: Adonis aestivalis Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
Pheasant's Eye is an annual weed found growing in corn field in the Himalayan region. It has small scarlet or golden-yellow flowers with dark purple centers. Flowers are 1-2 cm across. Sepals are green or slightly colored. Petals are a but larger, 5-8 in number. Leaves are feathery, pinnately divided into thread-like segments. Stem is leafy 15-30 cm tall. Fruiting head is oblong. Achenes have a network of depressions. Adonis is named after a very handsome young man in Greek mythology, by the same name. Pheasant's Eye is found from Pakistan to Nepal and Temperate Eurasia, at altitudes of 1200-3000 m. Flowering: April-June.
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