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Don's Geranium

Posted by
Rookie (Thimphu, Bhutan) on 5 August 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This Photo was taken in Chele la pass.
Common name: Don's Geranium
Botanical name: Geranium donianum
Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium family)

Don's Geranium is a beautiful wildflower found in the Himalayas at altitudes of 3300-4500 m. Flowers are purplish-pink, 2-3 cm across, paired on a stalk. Sepals are 6-10 mm long, almost hairless. Petals are deep purplish, 1.5-2.3 cm long, with margin hairy at the base, tip shallowly noched. Stamen filaments are light purple, anthers bluish, and the stigma is dark red. Leaves are rounded in outline, deeply 7-9 lobed, lobes cut into linear of lance-shaped rather blunt segments. It is a herbacious perennial, 5-15 cm tall. Don's Geranium was named in the honour of the British botanist David Don (1800-1841). Flowering: June-August.
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