Coinwort Cotoneaster   
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Coinwort Cotoneaster
ative Photo: Suresh Rana
Common name: Coinwort Cotoneaster
Botanical name: Cotoneaster nummularius    Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)

Coinwort Cotoneaster is a low straggling or prostrate shrub with small leaves up to 1.3 cm, which are rounded to broadlly elliptic and with woolly or shaggy hairs beneath, but becoming hairless. Flower clusters are very short, with 2-5 white flowers with petals 2-3 mm. Fruit is black. Coinwort Cotoneaster is commonly found in Western Himalayas, from Pakistan to Uttarakhand, at altitudes of 600-3000 m. Flowering: April-May.

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