Daisy Fleabane
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Daisy Fleabane
ative lanceshaped Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Daisy Fleabane, Himalayan Daisy Fleabane, Hairy Fleabane, Erigeron
Botanical name: Erigeron emodi    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Aster bellidioides, Erigeron bellidioides (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) Benth. ex C.B.Clarke (illeg.)

Daisy Fleabane are carpeting plants which spontaneously bloom in hill-stations, on the ground with wild grass, peering from wall cervices, and almost any place available. This evergreen perennial with green foliage, produces an abundance of yellow centered, small daisy-like flowerheads in summer. The outer petals are initially white, maturing to pink. Native to the Indian Subcontinent: Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Nepal, Pakistan, Bhutan.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Nainital & Mussoorie.

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