Blue oxalis, Shamrock pea;
Prostrate or ascending herb with palmately trifoliate leaves on long petioles; leaflets up to 2 cm long, entire or minutely serrate; flowers blue or purple in umbellate cluster, peduncle nearly as long as petiole; calyx up to 9 mm long; corolla up to 2 cm long; pod up to 2.5 cm long.
 
It is known as blue oxalis, because flowers are blue and leaves look somewhat like Oxalis genus.

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Blue Oxalis (Parochetus communis)
http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Blue%20Oxalis.html


Thanks again, … Am assuming both are the same? though one looks purple but then you mentioned some time ago that colour doesnt matter!


not an expert but one appeares to be of pap or fabaceae family while the other appears to some sps of Oxalis?
is the second a runner?


While I was deciding on the upload of my photographs of Parochetus
communis
from Manali, I stumbled upon this mail. I wish to point out
that whereas the second photograph is probably of Parochetus, the
first one is clearly a different legume with pinnate trifoliate leaf
(middle leaflet has longer stalk than other two),
whereas Paochetus
has palmate trifoliate leaves (all equally long stalks or sessile).
Perhaps we will have to explore the identity of first photograph. I
have not reached any conclusion yet.


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Plz confirm id Parochetus sp.: Its a species of Parochetus communis or any another species of Parochetus.

On leaves of Parochetus communis black and yellow lines are present on the attached plant the black line is followed by red line.
Recorded from Near Jang village in Tawang Dist of Arunachal Pradesh Flw: December Elevation 2000 m


Parochetus communis or commonly Shamrock Pea I have seen them in Himalayas too generally found near the water bodies,


 

 

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from Uttarakhand VOF: Blue oxalis, Shamrock pea: Event: VOF trek August, 2010 organised by YHAI
Trek Route: Return from Shri Hemkundsahib to Ghangharia camp
Date: 23rd August,2010
Apprx height: +3049Meters
ID ref. Courtsey: www.flowersofindia.net
Apart form its BLUE, The leaf pattern I liked more.


It is a species of Parochetus (Fabaceae) and not Oxalis (Oxalidaceae). It is known as blue oxalis, because flowers and blue and leaves look somewhat like Oxalis genus. It is the same way as wood rose is not a species of Rosa.


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Chamba Higher reaches id al100811a: Could this be… Parochetus Communis
Location Chamba
Altitude 3000 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild

Yes it is


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Parochetus communis Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 240. 1825.
Synonyms:
Cosmiusa repens Alef.
Parochetus maculata Bennett
Parochetus maculata R.Br.
Parochetus major D.Don
Parochetus oxalidifolius Royle
Family: FABACEAE
Current pic was taken near Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand.

I love that unique blue colour of the flowers. On searching through earlier mails, I noticed that it was observed in Sikkim (… ) Arunachalam (…) Chamba (…) and by … also apart from Valley of flowers.
A somewhat similar plant Desmodium triflorum from western ghats was also got mis IDed as this but later corrected as the flower colour and the leaf pattern is different.
(Just sharing my analysis)

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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week:Blue Oxalis – Parochetus communis: Attaching photo of Blue Oxalis


Parochetus communis
Photo taken at Sikkim Apr-09


Few flowers are that blue. Gorgeous colour.


but i would like to see the oxalis leaves.. can you please show them ???

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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week: Parochetus communis from Manali: Parochetus communis Buchanan-Hamilton ex D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 240. 1825.

Delicate herb, rooting at nodes; leaves trifoliate, leaflets obcordate, entire; flowers deep violet-blue, 2 cm long, solitary or in pairs on long stalk; pod 2.5 cm long, glabrous.
Photographed from Manali, growing in wet places, among lawns
 

 


 

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VoF Week :: Parochetus communis along Govind Ghat – Ghangaria trail: Parochetus communis D.Don … (family: Fabaceae)1 AUG 12
Govind Ghat – Ghangaria trailabout 8750 ft


 

Yes … We first found them in Manali.

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VoF Week : Parochetus communis: Name of species : Parochetus communis
Family : Fabaceae
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Hill slope
Date of click : 13th Aug`12
Location: Enroute to Ghanghariya, from Govind Ghat c. above 2400 Mtrs .

Abundance : Not very common.


Blue Oxalis

Ghangaria

16.08.2012

 


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VOF Week: Blue Oxalis from the Trek: Parochetus communis (Shamrock pea/ Blue Oxalis) from Gobind
Ghat-Ghanghariya Trek
on August 13, 2012…..fairly common on the trek…

Yes … We first shot it from Manali.


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VoF Week: Parochetus communis D. Don from Govindghat Ghangriya Trek: Parochetus communis D. Don from Govindghat Ghangriya Trek


 

Very beautiful … Blue Oxalis


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VOF Week: Parochetus communis along Govindghat-Ghangaria trail:  Parochetus communis (Family: Fabaceae) along Govindghat-Ghangaria trail.


Yes … Nice photograph


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Balsaminaceae, Geraniaceae and Oxalidaceae Week :: MN02 :: Blue oxalis from Ghangaria, Uttarakhand: Blue oxalis (Parochetus communis )
Location : Ghangaria – Uttarakhand
Date : August 2012

Parochetus communis is a common prostrate or creeping herb on moist ground in Uttarakhand. The name ‘Blue Oxalis’, I am not aware of, moreover it is misleading as the plant do not belong to Oxalis genus, rather it belongs to Fabaceae (legumes).


Thanks …, for correcting the ID and sorry for the mistake. From the name I thought it is from the Oxalis family. I should have checked before sending.


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Unknown Fabaceae-2 from Shillong, Meghalaya : Attachments (6). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Attached images may be the species of Fabaceae. Please ID the species  
Date :09.10.2013
Location: Shillong, Meghalaya
Family : Fabaceae(?)
Genus & species : ??
Habitat: Grows wild 
Habit : Herb
Flower : Large, Blue

Fruits : Not seen


May be any Parochetus sp


Yes, to me also this looks like Parochetus communis


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Parochetus communis — at Shakati Camp Site – GHNP – PKA68 :  2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Seen this herb at Shakati at GHNP at an altitude of approx 2300m.
Bot. name: Parochetus communis
Family: Fabaceae.

This is a lovely herb.. thanks … for sharing..


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HP, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID validation :: ARKDEC-41 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Requesting to please validate ID of this plant captured near Manali, HP in October 2014.

I hope this is Parochetus communis (based on FoI pics).


Yes …, Parochetus communis


Attached images are Parochetus communis D.Don from Meghalaya.


Parochetus communis D.Don
along Govind Ghat – Ghangaria trail on August 1, 2012
 

 


 

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I could see this beautiful herb at many places including Chakrata, Manali and Pelling (Sikkim)..
Present shots are from Chakrata area..
Parochetus communis
 

 


 

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This was my first seeing this beautiful “blue oxalis”..

Shots shared from near Gobind Ghat, Valley of Flowers trek..


Parochetus communis (Family: Fabaceae) along Govindghat-Ghangaria trail.
 

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Parochetus communis Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 240. 1825.

Prostrate or ascending herb with palmately trifoliate leaves on long petioles; leaflets up to 2 cm long, entire or minutely serrate; flowers blue or purple in umbellate cluster, peduncle nearly as long as petiole; calyx up to 9 mm long; corolla up to 2 cm long; pod up to 2.5 cm long.
Photographed from near Chopta, Uttarakhand.
 

 


 

Seen this herb at Shakati at GHNP at an altitude of approx 2300m.
Bot. name: Parochetus communis
Family: Fabaceae.

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Fwd: Sharing Parochetus communis : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
Happy to share some pics of Parochetus communis shot at Kalinchowk, Dolakha, Nepal at 13000 ft on 25 July 2014.
Hope you would like it.

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Parochetus communis Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don.: 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (9)

Sharing some pictures of Parochetus communis Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don. shot at Mudkhu Nepal on 20 August 2016 at 5000 ft.


 

Nepali Names : जङ्गली बदामे झारJangalee Badaame Jhaar / चेम्गी फूल Chemgee Phool

 

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Parochetus communis D.Don : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Location: Dolakha, Nepal 
Date : 4 September, 2017
Elevation : 7000 ft.
Nepali Names : चेम्गी फूल Chemgee Phool / जंगली बदामे झार Jangalee Badaame Jhaar

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Parochetus communis D.Don : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Location:  Nagarkot
Date: 21 August 2018
Elevation:6500 ft.
Habit : Wild 

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Id of Flower -ID06072020SH2 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Flower for id pl
Location -Mandal, Uttarakhand
Date – November 2019

Parochetus communis Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don !



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Parochetus communis D.Don : 4 posts by 1 author. 3 images- 6 mb each.

Location: Matatirtha, Kathmandu
Date: 03 October 2020 
Elevation: 2040m.
Habit : Wild

Nepali Names: Chemgeephul चेम्गीफुल / जंगली बदामे झार Jangalee Badaame Jhaar


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