Botanical name: Euphorbia stracheyi Family: Euphorbiaceae (Castor family)
Synonyms: Euphorbia himalayensis, Tithymalus himalayensis
Himalayan Prostrate Spurge is a small perennial herb with spreading stems, quite often in a rosette. Leaves are small, ovate, elliptic, mostly 5-8 cm, stalkless, many, overlapping. Flower-heads are dark reddish, about 8 m across. Involucre is 5-lobed, glands kidney-shaped, dark purple. Bracts obovate, reddish. Stems are spreading, mostly 2-5 cm. Himalayan Prostrate Spurge is found on the stony slopes and meadows of the Himalayas, from Kashmir to SW China. Flowering: May-July.
Identification credit: Krishan Lal
The flower labeled Himalayan Prostrate Spurge is ...