Botanical name: Cremanthodium ellisii Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Cremanthodium plantagineum, Cremanthodium oblongatum
Himalayan Mini Sunflower is a perennial herb growing to 1 foot tall. It bears yellow, sunflower-like flowers, 4-7 cm across, with dark centers. These flowers are solitary, looking down, with dark disk-florets and narrow elliptic ray-florets 2.5 cm long. The flowers are borne on stout stems with oblong stem-clasping leaves. Leaves at the base are oblong blunt, 5-12 cm long, with obscure, widely-spaced teeth. The leaf-stalk is long and winged. Himalayan Mini Sunflower occurs at high altitudes of 3500-4800 m, on screes, open slopes in the Himalayas, from Kashmir to SE Tibet. Flowering: July-September.
The flower labeled Himalayan Mini Sunflower is ...