Showy Inula   
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Showy Inula
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Showy Inula
Botanical name: Inula orientalis    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Inula grandiflora

The Showy Inula, a member of the Sunflower family, is found from Kashmir to Nepal at altitudes of 1,800 to 3,600 meters. It is a stout, hairy perennial herb, 45 to 125 cm. tall, with aromatic roots, and sessile, serrulate, glandular, elliptic-oblong to subcordate leaves, 5 to 11 cm. long. The orange-yellow flowers measures 12 cm across, and are rarely borne in profusion in June. A postal stamp was issued by the Indian Postal Department to commemorate this flower.

Photographed in Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand.
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