Himalayan Arnebia
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Himalayan Arnebia
ative Photo: Suresh Rana
Common name: Himalayan Arnebia • Kashmiri: Kahzaban ﻛﮩﺰﺑﺎﻥ, Gaozaban, Ratanjot ﺭﺗﻦ ﺟﻮﺕ • Nepali: महारंगी Mahaarangee, उल्टे भूतकेश Ulte bhutkesh
Botanical name: Arnebia benthamii     Family: Boraginaceae (forget-me-not family)

Himalayan Arnebia is a distinctive hairy perennial plant. Stout, leafy stems can grow to a height of 60 cm, bearing very dense shaggy-haired cylindrical spike of red-purple flowers, and much longer grey-hairy bracts. Leaves are linear, narrow lance-like, and bristly-haired. Native to the Himalayas, Kashmir to Nepal. Flowering: May-July.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Paddar Valley, Jammu & Kashmir.

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