One-Flowered Pearly Everlasting
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One-Flowered Pearly Everlasting
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: One-Flowered Pearly Everlasting
Botanical name: Anaphalis nepalensis var. monocephala    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Anaphalis triplinervis var. monocephala

One-Flowered Pearly Everlasting is a plant acaulescent, or stems low, up to 6 cm tall, rarely taller, congested with rosette leaves. Leaves are densely clustered, spoon-shaped to oblanceolate-oblong, 0.8-2 x 0.2-2 cm, densely white woolly below, velvety above, 1-veined or inconspicuously 3-veined. Flower-heads are borne solitary, terminal, rarely 2 or 3 flower-heads among rosette leaves. One-Flowered Pearly Everlasting is found among lichens on alpine dank slopes, rock crevices, riverbanks, in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to NE India and China, at altitudes of 2500-4800 m.

Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess Photographed in Arunachal Pradesh & near Tarsar, Kashmir.

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