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Common name: Gangotra, Purple bane • Assamese: গল ফুলে gal phule • Gujarati: ઓખરાડ okharad, ગંગોત્રી gangotri • Hindi: बनधनिया bandhaniya • Marathi: गंगोत्रा gangotra • Nepali: गल फुल्ले gal phulle Source: Names of Plants in India
Botanical name: Cyathocline purpurea    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Tanacelum purpureum, Cyathochine lyrata

Gangotra is an erect annual herb, growing to 20-50 cm high. Branched, grooved stem has soft hair covering it. The whole plant is strongly aromatic. Laternately arranged stalkless leaves are toothed, covered with soft hair, and 3-12 cm long. Flowers occur in corymbs at the end of branches. Flower heads are 5-8 cm across, and purple in color. Widespread in Himalaya (Kashmir to Bhutan), Assam, India, Burma, Thailand, Indo-China, China.

Identification credit: Pravin Kawale Photographed in Imphal, Manipur & Alibag, Maharashtra.

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