Prostrate Tansy
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Prostrate Tansy
ative Photo: Uttam Lal
Common name: Prostrate Tansy
Botanical name: Tanacetum mutellinum    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

Prostrate Tansy is a white-woolly semiprostrate perennial herb, with many stems arising from a woody stock. Stems are usually 10-20 cm long. Leaves are small dissected, 6-20 mm, cut into short linear segments. Yellow flower-heads, 6-8 mm across, are borne in dense rounded clusters at the end of stems. Flowers heads are either stalkless or stalked. Bracts just below the flowers are broadly oblong, woolly haired. Prostrate Tansy is found in the Himalayas, Kashmir to South-West China, at altitudes of 3600-4800 m. Flowering: July-September.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in the Himalayas.
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