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Double-Spotted Swertia

Swertia bimaculata

Description:

a perennial herbaceous plant. Root yellow. Stes erect, many flowered. Flower organs in fives. Sepals narrow. Petals purple dotted at the edge, and with two distinct green dots at the base (hence the plant's name), which are nectaries. Fruits narrow, exserted from the calyx.

Habitat:

wet forest and meadows

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Ori Fragman-Sapir
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Ori Fragman-Sapir

Sikkim, India

Spotted on Oct 3, 2017
Submitted on Oct 6, 2017

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