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Many-Stemmed Himalayan Fleabane   
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Many-Stemmed Himalayan Fleabane
ative Photo: Gurcharan Singh
Common name: Many-Stemmed Himalayan Fleabane
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
Photographed below Gulmarg, Kashmir.
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