Himalayan Kashmiria
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Himalayan Kashmiria
ative Photo: Gurcharan Singh
Common name: Himalayan Kashmiria
Botanical name: Kashmiria himalaica    Family: Plantaginaceae (Isabgol family)
Synonyms: Wulfenia himalaica

Himalayan Kashmiria is a scape forming perennial herb. Leaves arise from the root, 7-12 cm long, velvety, obovate to oblong, toothed. Leaf-stalks is 5 cm long, broad, winged above. Flowers are borne in a raceme on a leafless flowering stem. Bracts are small, sepals 5, linear-obovate, nearly equal, 2-3 mm long. Flowers are 2-lipped, blue, 8-12 mm long, upper lip 2-lobed, lower 3-lobed, twice as long as upper, tube slightly decurved above base; stamens 2, included.

Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
Photographed in Tungnath, Uttarakhand.
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