The Anemone that is most often seen and trodden upon when you're trekking across a Himalayan alpine meadow in the early spring season!
Common name: Blue Himalayan Anemone • Nepali: रतन जोत Ratan jot
Botanical name: Anemone obtusiloba Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
Blue Himalayan Anemone is a perennial herb which is very variable, with 2-5 cm buttercup flowers in colors white, blue or yellow. Flowers are borne on short spreading, tufted stems about 5-15 cm long. Flowers have 5-7 elliptic petals which are silky haired beneath. The plant has many softly hairy basal leaves, 2-5 cm across. Leaves are rounded in outline, deeply 3-lobed. The lobes are further lobed or cut. Leaves just below the flowers are about 2.5 cm, 3-lobed and stalkless. Blue Himalayan Anemone is commonly found in forests, shrubberies, open slopes and grazing grounds, at altitudes of 2100-4300 m. Flowering: May-July.
Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess
Source - www.flowersofindia.net
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