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Roxburgh's Wormwood   
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Roxburgh's Wormwood
ative Photo: Gurcharan Singh
Common name: Roxburgh's Wormwood
Botanical name: Artemisia roxburghiana    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Artemisia dubia, Artemisia purpurascens, Artemisia eriocephala

Roxburgh's Wormwood is a perennial herb. It can be identified by its creeping rootstock, its simple stem with deeply dissected woolly or nearly hairless leaves, and its tiny purplish flower-heads 3-4 mm across. The flowers are borne in spikes occurring on branches and at their ends. Leaves are twice cut with linear pointed segments usually more than 2 mm broad. Roxburgh's Wormwood is found on the open slopes of the Himalayas, from Pakistan to C. Nepal, at altitudes of 1000-4300 m. Flowering: June-September.

Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
Photographed along Chakrata Tiger Fall road, Uttarakhand.
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