Bristly Dubyaea
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Bristly Dubyaea
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Bristly Dubyaea
Botanical name: Dubyaea hispida    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Crepis dubyaea, Dubyaea bhotanica, Lactuca dubyaea

Bristly Dubyaea is a bristly haired perennial with yellow flowers which resemble dandelions. Erect stems grow up to 15-45 cm. Lower leaves simple or sometimes pinnately lobed at base. Upper leaves lance-like, shallowly lobed. Flower heads yellow, 2.5 cm across, nodding on a stout curved stalk with black glandular hairs, occuring in widely branched clusters. Bristly Dubyaea is found in shrubberies and open slopes, in the Himalayas, from Uttarakhand to SW China, at altitudes of 3000-4300 m. Flowering: July-September.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand.

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