Botanical name: Anaphalis lawii Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Anaphalis oblonga var. lawii
South Indian Pearly Everlasting is a branched herbs, 30-50 cm tall, with stem white woolly. Leaves are 4-5 x 0.7 cm, oblong, apex pointed, base stem-clasping. Flower-heads are 4 x 4 mm, borne in densely branched corymb-like cymes. Bracts are 3-seriate, 3-4 mm long, elliptic, acute, toothed at tip, brown at lower part, outer ones wooly. Bisexual flowers are 5-7, central, corolla 2.5 mm long, white, 5-toothed at apex. Seed-pods are 1 mm long, cylindrical, scaly, brown. South Indian Pearly Everlasting is endemic to Peninsular India, found in Eastern and Western Ghats. Flowering: September-March.
Identification credit: Shrikant Ingalhalikar
The flower labeled South Indian Pearly Everlasting is ...