BHUMLA
(Fragaria daltoniana)

 

Bhumla 

 

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.

Description:

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.

Utilization:

Fruits are edible but lacking taste and flavour. 

 

Bhumla fruit

 

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

 

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