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ative Photo: Gurcharan Singh
Common name: Prangos
Botanical name: Prangos pabularia    Family: Apiaceae (Carrot family)
Synonyms: Koelzella pabularia,

Prangos is a plant looking similar to Bupleurum in yellow flowers but easily differentiated by compound highly dissected leaves with threadlike segments. It is a perennial herb up to 1.2 m tall. Leaves are multipinnate with threadlike to linear segments. Flowers are borne in compound umbels with rays 9-15, up to 12 cm long. Involucre bracts are 5-6, linear. Flowers are yellow with prominent calyx teeth. Fruit is 1-1.5 cm long with broad wavy ridges and transverse folds. Prangos is found in Afghanistan, USSR, Baluchistan in W. Pakistan and the Himalayas, at altittudes of 2100-3300 m. It is common in Ladakh and Kashmir.

Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
Photographed above Cheshmashahi, Kashmir.
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