Botanical name: Rhodiola bupleuroides Family: Crassulaceae (Sedum family)
Synonyms: Sedum bupleuroides, Rhodiola bhutanica
Bhutan Rhodiola is a perennial herb, 7-35 cm tall, with few stems. Flowers are red to black-purple, in large leafy, flat-topped, branched, often lax clusters, carried on top of leafy stems with broad ovate to elliptic leaves. Petals are lanceshaped, twice as long as the sepals. Leaves are 1.3-5 cm long, entire to remotely toothed, often with a heart-shaped or eared base. Bhutan Rhodiola is found in the Himalayas, in Pakistan, Kumaon, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Myanmar and SW China, at altitudes of 2750-3700 m. Flowering: July-September.
Identification credit: Krishan Lal
The flower labeled Bhutan Rhodiola is ...