Himalayan Clearweed
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Himalayan Clearweed
ative elliptic Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Himalayan Clearweed
Botanical name: Pilea scripta    Family: Urticaceae (Nettle family)
Synonyms: Pilea nepalensis

Himalayan Clearweed is an erect, hairless perennial herb, growing up to 30-120 cm tall. The plant is woody at the base. Leaves are elliptic, long pointed, with 1-5 cm long stalk, and have 3 prominent parallel veins. Leaf blade is 3-18 cm long, 2-8 cm broad, minutely saw-toothed, with a wedge-shaped base. Panicle of flower cymes 6-8 cm long. Flowers are minute, white or pink. Achenes are ovate-elliptic, 1 mm long, whitish, with a distinct intramarginal ridge. Flowering: June-October.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed around McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh.

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