White-Leaf Ground Daisy
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White-Leaf Ground Daisy
ative Photo: Suresh Rana
Common name: White-Leaf Ground Daisy
Botanical name: Allardia tomentosa    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Waldheimia tomentosa, Allardia incana, Allardia lanata

White-Leaf Ground Daisy is a loosely clustered perennial herb with solitary flower-heads 3-6 cm across, with many pink or white broadly linear ray-florets about 2.5 cm long. Involucral bracts are broadly lanceshaped, densely woolly-haired. Leaves are once to twice cut into narrow segments, usually covered with dense soft white-woolly hairs. Stems are ascending, 10-20 cm. White-Leaf Ground Daisy is found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to W. Nepal, at altitudes of 3600-5000 m. Flowering: July-September.

Identification credit: Suresh Rana Photographed in Paddar Valley, Jammu & Kashmir.

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