Botanical name: Saussurea nepalensis Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Saw-wort is a common name for several species of Saussurea. Nepal Saw-wort is a variable plant with the stemp either absent or 2.5-15 cm. Basal leaves are many and pinnately lobed, and are white-wooly on the underside. The lobes are triangular and backward pointing. Stem leaves are few. The flower-head is dark purple, 2-3.5 cm across, erect and solitary. Bracts are papery, lancelike and purple tinged.
Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess
The flower labeled Nepal Saw-wort is ...