Botanical name: Gerbera gossypina Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Hairy Gerbera Daisy is a slender herbaceous plant commonly seen on open grassy slopes of the Himalayas. The daisy-like flower-head is generally white in color and lightly tinged with pink. It always grows singly on a long cottony leafless stem, above the leaves. The leaves, all at the base, are also 2-6 in long and ½-3 in broad, smooth and shining above, densely cottony beneath, lance-like, often pinnately lobed at the base. It is found at altitudes of 1200-2400 m. Flowering: March-June.
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