Botanical name: Eriocaulon sharmae Family: Eriocaulaceae (Pipewort family)
Sharma's Pipewort is a small semi-aquatic annual herb, 20-30 cm tall. Lance-shaped blunt leaves are 20-25 cm long, and 2.5 cm wide at the base. White flower-heads are born on stout twisted stalks 20-30 cm tall. Leaf sheaths are 8-10 cm, obliquely split. The bracts below the flowers are broadly obovate, longer than flowers. This plant is rare in lakes and ponds on Sahyadri hills. Flowering: September-October.
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