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Pellitory   
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Pellitory
ative Photo: Gurcharan Singh
Common name: Pellitory
Botanical name: Parietaria debilis    Family: Urticaceae (Nettle family)
Synonyms: Parietaria gracilis, Freirea erecta, Parietaria micrantha

Pellitory is a slender herb with weak slender branches, between 10-30 cm long. Leaves are mostly ovate, rarely narrower, mostly 1-3 cm long, 0.5-2 cm wide, , thin and sometimes succulent. They are situated on slender stalks that are up to 3 cm long. Flowers are crowded and borne in the leaf axils in twin, three flowered stems. Fruit is glossy, ovoid but flattened and approximately 1.5 mm long. Pellitory is found in S Ural, Caucasus, C Asia, Himalayas, Siberia, Mongolia, China, Japan, at altitudes of 2600-3900 m. Flowering: August-November.

Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh Photographed in Chakrata, Uttarakhand.

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