Botanical name: Erigeron acer var. multicaulis Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Erigeron alpinus var. multicaulis, Erigeron multicaulis
Many-Stemmed Himalayan Fleabane is a perennial herb up to 2 ft tall, hairy or velvety. Lower leaves are stalked, oblong. Stem leaves are lanceshaped, narrowed to stalkless base. Flower-heads are long stalked, 1.0-1.4 cm across, in corymb-like panicles. Involucre bracts are linear, pointed. Ray florets are pale purple, exceeding pappus. Seedpods are hairy. Many-Stemmed Himalayan Fleabane is found in the Himalayas, from Afghanistan, Kashmir to Bhutan, at altitudes of 1000-3500 m.
Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
The flower labeled Many-Stemmed Himalayan Fleabane is ...