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Paris polyphylla

A rhizomatic plant of cool growing mountain regions this is a favourite with those interested in alpines. Dormant in winter when the rhizomes remain embedded in its cozy humus and forest litter environment  Strong rhizomes produce a stem to about 2ft tall and more in late spring and this culminates in a whorl of leaves and above this whorl the flower opens. Seed pods ripen in early winter and these split open to reveal brilliant red seeds.

Habitat: Through the Himalayas from Northwest India to China

Ethnobotany:  Rhizomes posses medicinal properties

 

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