Botanical name: Allardia glabra Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Waldheimia glabra, Anthemis glabra, Tanacetum glabra
Smooth Ground Daisy is a tufted mat-forming, aromatic, high-altitude perennial plant of drier areas. The stems spread to 10 cm or more. Wedge-shaped and bluntly 3-5 lobed leaves occur in rosettes. Flower-head appear solitary on stems. "Petals" (ray flowers) are pink-purple or white, elliptic blunt, 1-1.5 cm long. The yellow central disk is broader than the length of the "petals". The bracts appearing just below the flowers are blunt with purple papery margins. Smooth Ground Daisy is found in the Himalayas at altitudes of 4000-5500 m. Flowering: July-September.
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