nearly to the base, segments 5-9, narrow, pinnately lobed, often toothed; stem-leaves few, shortly stalked, upper sessile, more or less deeply 3-lobed, lobes narrow, mostly entire. Flowers few, scattered, 1 - 11 in. long, spur cylindric, nearly straight. Sepals spreading, varying from deep-blue to faded grey. Petals blue, the lateral ones 2-lobed, hairy (Collett). Anterior petals deeply 2-fid, hairy on both surfaces. Follicles 3, inflated, glabrous or sparsely hairy. (Hk. f. and Thoms.).
Use:—The root is used in Bashahr for toothache and also as an adulterant for aconite (Stewart).
J. Ch. S. 1903, AI. 650.
10. D. cæruleum, Jacq. h.f.br.i., I. 25.
Habitat:—Alpine Himalaya, from Kumaon to Sikkim.
An erect herb. Stem 3-12 in., much-branched from the base, leafy, spreading. Leaves suborbicular, 11 - 11 in. diam., 5-7 lobed, lobes cuncate—oblong, incised or pinnatifid, segments linear. Radical leaves divided to the base. Flowers solitary in long branches or few in a loose raceme, pale blue, hairy. Sepals shorter than the nearly straight spur. Spur subulate. Anterior petals obovate or obcordate, a little hairy. Follicles 5, hairy.
Use:—The root is applied to kill the maggots in the wounds of goats. (Stewart.)
11. D. Brunoinanum, Royle. h.f.br.i., I. 27.
Vern.:—Nepari (Kumaon); Kasturi (Garhwal); Sapfulu