Botanical name: Phlomis cashmeriana Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Synonyms: Phlomis dichroa
Kashmir Sage is an erect perennial herb, with several stem 1-3 ft tall. It is closer to P. bracteosa and P. spectabilis but distinct in its oblong- lanceolate, up to 30 cm long, leaves with heart-shaped base, densely white woolly beneath. Flowers are large, pale purple to pink in dense whorls, calyx with long spine-tipped lobes, white woolly. Flowers 2.5-3 cm long, upper lip large, hooded, lowers lip darker; bracts awl-shaped. Kashmir Sage is found in the Himalayas, from Afghanistan to W. Nepal, at altitudes of 1600-400 m. Flowering: June-July.
Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
The flower labeled Kashmir Sage is ...