Woolly Pearly Everlasting
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Woolly Pearly Everlasting
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Woolly Pearly Everlasting
Botanical name: Anaphalis triplinervis    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Antennaria triplinervis

Woolly Pearly Everlasting is an erect herb, with stout, not much branched stems, which are entirely cottony or woolly, 25-50 cm tall. Leaves are elliptic, densely velvety, less on the upper surface, nearly stem-clasping. Lower ones are 3-5-veined, 4-6 cm long, with or without distinct stalk. Upper ones are 1.2-1.5 cm long. Some leaves can be as much as 2 cm wide. Flowers are borne in clusters of more than 15. The flowers are actually flower-heads, about 1 cm across. Florets are yellow, appearing in the central disk, surrounded by papery, shining-white bracts. Woolly Pearly Everlasting is found in the Himalayas, from Afghanistan to SW China, at altitudes of 1800-3300 m. Flowering: July-October.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand.
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