Himalayan Fleabane
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Himalayan Fleabane
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Himalayan fleabane
Botanical name: Erigeron multiradiatus    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

Erigeron is a genus of about 200 species - The most widely used common name, fleabane, is shared with related plants in several other genera. Himalayan fleabane is a beautiful perennial with erect hairy stem upto 12-30 cm, and aster-like flowers. Leaves can be inversely ovate or lance-like, pointed or blunt, entire or coarsely toothed. Flower-heads vary in size 1.5-5 cm across, solitary or clustered, long stalked. "Petals" or ray florets are dark purple, long thread like, spreading. The central disk is yellow.

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