Many-Leaved Whorlflower
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Many-Leaved Whorlflower
ative Photo: Tabish
Common name: Many-Leaved Whorlflower
Botanical name: Morina polyphylla    Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)

Many-Leaved Whorlflower is a species of Morina which is distinguished by its dense spike-like flower cluster at the top, with linear-lanceshaped spreading bracts which mostly conceal the flowers. Flowers are small, reddish, sometimes white. Leaves occur many in whorls, up to a foot long, linear, pointed. Margins are lobed and double-toothed. Stem is 20-30 cm long. Roots give out an unpleasant smell when bruised. Many-Leaved Whorlflower is found in the Himalayas, from Uttarakhand to Bhutan, at altitudes of 2600-4700 m. Flowering: June-August.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh.

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