Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

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Adonis aestivalis L., Sp. Pl. 771. 1753; Hook. f. &. Thomson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 15. 1872. A. inglisii Royle, Illus Bot. Himal. 53. 1834. A. scrobiculata Boiss., Fl. Or. 1: 17. 1867; Hook. f. & Thomson, l.c. 15.

Herbs, erect, up to 30 cm high; stems simple or branched, glabrous, leafy. Leaves decompound, pianate with filiform segments. Rowers terminal, solitary, 1 - 2 cm across, scarlet with a dark purple eye or yellow with dark purple centre. Sepals glabrous. Petals 5 - 8, spreading, slightly larger than sepals. Achenes 5 - 6 mm long, clustered in an ovoid or oblong head, angular, pitted with a network of depressions and one or two teeth on the inner angle near the beak, surrounded near the broad base with a flattened winged collar.

Fl. & Fr. April- May.

Distrib. India: As a weed in cultivated fields, 1200 - 3000 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Europe, N, Asia, C. Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal.

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