Thomson's Onosma
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Thomson's Onosma
ative Photo: Krishan Lal
Common name: Thomson's Onosma
Botanical name: Onosma thomsonii    Family: Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not family)

Thomson's Onosma is a very rare perennial herb of the Himalayas. It is a woody herb with hairy parts. Flowers are bracteate, in terminal or both terminal and lateral, nodding clusters. Calyx is 5-sect or sometimes shortly tubular, usually accrescent. Flowers are tubular, gradually broadening upwards, white to bluish. Petals are short, patent or not. Flowering: April-May.

Identification credit: Krishan Lal
Photographed in Sirmaur Distt, Himachal Pradesh
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