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
The flower labeled Roxburgh's Wormwood is ...