Wallich Geranium
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Wallich Geranium
ative Photo: Shaista Ahmad
Common name: Wallich Geranium • Hindi: Lal jari, रतनजोत Ratanjot, Chowhri • Nepali: राक्लामुल Rakla mool
Botanical name: Geranium wallichianum    Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium family)

Wallich Geranium is a perennial herb with paired rose-pink to red-purple flowers with pale centers. Flowers are large, 2.5-4 cm across. Sepals are bristly haired on veins. Plants usually have large ovate stipules which is an identifying feature. Leaves are mostly 4-8 cm across, 3-5 deeply lobed, the lobes are broad-rhombic, further lobed and toothed, but not deeply. The plant has a much branched stem, growing up to 1-4 ft tall. Flowering: June-September.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand.
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