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.
The flower labeled Himalayan Arnebia is ...