Panicled Blumea
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Panicled Blumea
ative Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Panicled Blumea • Hindi: Mharbir
Botanical name: Pluchea paniculata var. gracilis    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Blumea membranacea var. gracilis, Blumea paniculata var. gracilis

Panicled Blumea is a perennial herb with a slender stem. The leaves are lobed and small flower-heads are born in panicles with wiry branches. The fruit is a white feathery ball, probably meant for air dispersal of seeds. Flowering: November-February.

Identification credit: Dinesh Valke Photographed at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra.

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