Yellow Sweet Sultan
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Yellow Sweet Sultan
ntroduced Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Yellow Sweet Sultan
Botanical name: Amberboa amberboi    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Centaurea moschata var. amberboi, Amberboa suaveolens

Yellow Sweet Sultan is a biennial herb 30-50 cm tall. It is closely similar to Sweet Sultan, which has white, pink or purple flowers. It differs in its bright yellow flowers. Stem is solitary, branched or unbranched. Flowers rest on an almost spherical involucre, 1.2-2 cm in diameter. Yellow Sweet Sultan is native to Turkmenia and Iran, grown as a garden plant in India.

Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
Photographed in Sundar Nursery, Delhi.
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