(Fragaria daltoniana)



Family: Rosaceae

Synonym: Fragaria sikkimensis.

            Bhumla is a native of the eastern Himalayas.  It is a plant of high elevations and is found in Sikkim at an altitude of 10,000 feet and above upto 15,000 feet.


A small red stemmed plant with slender runners; leaflets hairy or glabrous with a few teeth and distinctly stalked; flowers white, solitary.

Bhumla flower

            Fruits narrow oblong, 2.5 cm long and 1.25 cm broad, scarlet, insipid in taste.


Fruits are edible but lacking taste and flavour.


Bhumla fruit


           These can are good for planting in rock gardens or for carpeting.