Helleborus niger L., Sp. Pl. 558 1753. (Syn: Helleborus altifolius Steud. (Unresolved); Helleborus grandiflorus Salisb. (Unresolved));
Kindly identify the plant.
Date: 6th August 2011.
Location: Paddar valley district Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: 3900 meters asl.
Plant height: 20-30 cms
Plant habit/habitat: Wild herb
Helleborus niger from Ranunculaceae
To me flowers seem too small for Helleborus
There are no associated leaves to connect. Can you upload a better focussed photographs
Some associated older flowers do seem to have epicalyx (that is however parted), that prompts me to suggest Fragaria vesa, but better photographs are necessary for conclusion.
The leaf of this plant is not like Fragaria. Since I haven’t any other well focused photograph I have cropped the leaf at the base of this plant. I have also photographed Fragaria vesca and I am uploading it in other post to create a separate thread for the plant.
You posted this plant previously and I identified it you again posted the same plant. This plant is Helleborus niger from Ranunculaceae.
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Wild herb in the hill slope from Badrinath area
Appears close as per images at
I think it is Sibbaldia sp.
petals are very small in Sibbaldia, but here it is not so