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by Gurcharan Singh, Balkar Singh (Validated by Gurcharan Singh), Alok Mahendroo (Id by Gurcharan Singh) & Nidhan Singh (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click
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Common name: Nodding Carpesium
 
Perennial herb, up to 1 m tall, much branched. Lower cauline leaves spatulate-oblong, up to 25 cm long, up to 6 cm broad, base contracted and attenuate into winged petiole, margins irregularly doubly serrate, hairy on both surfaces, upper surface green, lower surface pale; upper leaves smaller; heads solitary, 1.5-2 cm across, long pedunculate, subtended by many linear-lanceolate, 2-5 cm long leaves; outer bracts leaf-like, scarious near base, inner ones narrowly oblong, scarious, obtuse; florets tubular, finally yellow; achenes linear, 4.5-5 mm long
 
A weed (Carpesium abrotanoides) quite distict from C. cernuum in its smaller axillart flower heads and narrower leaves   
 

 

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Carpesium cernuum from Kashmir:  Carpesium cernuum L., Pl. 859. 1753
Perennial herb, up to 1 m tall, much branched. Lower cauline leaves spatulate-oblong, up to 25 cm long, up to 6 cm broad, base contracted and attenuate into winged petiole, margins irregularly doubly serrate, hairy on both surfaces, upper surface green, lower surface pale; upper leaves smaller; heads solitary, 1.5-2 cm across, long pedunculate, subtended by many linear-lanceolate, 2-5 cm long leaves;  outer bracts leaf-like, scarious near base, inner ones narrowly oblong, scarious, obtuse; florets tubular, finally yellow; achenes linear, 4.5-5 mm long
Photographed from Dachhigam, Kashmir in July and August. 


 

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Another Composite flower id al160811a:  Location Kalatope Chamba
Altitude 2100 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Plant height 20 inches
 


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Flora of Chakrata: Carpesium from Chakrata Deovan Area:  Carpesium from Chakrata Deovan Area
An Asteraceae herb wildly growing
My guess is Carpesium cernuum
Pls validate 


Yes …. Good photographs


Carpesium pedunculosum


Carpesium pedunculosum Wall. is now an invalid name, the taxon considered as synonym of C. nepalense var. pedunculosa S. Kumar a plant that has heads smaller than 1 cm, leaves ovate, abruptly cuneate at base, involucre bracts serrulate.


 

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This one is also common in Chakrata area, a small herb with hairy stem and leavesCarpesium cernuum L.


Yes … Very good photographs.


 

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Asteraceae Fortnight Part 2-Discoid heads- Carpesium cernuum from Kashir and Chakrata-GS22 : Attachments (5). 1 post by 1 author.

Carpesium cernuum L., Pl. 859. 1753
Perennial herb, up to 1 m tall, much branched. Lower cauline leaves spatulate-oblong, up to 25 cm long, up to 6 cm broad, base contracted and attenuate into winged petiole, margins irregularly doubly serrate, hairy on both surfaces, upper surface green, lower surface pale; upper leaves smaller; heads solitary, 1.5-2 cm across, long pedunculate, subtended by many linear-lanceolate, 2-5 cm long leaves; outer bracts leaf-like, scarious near base, inner ones narrowly oblong, scarious, obtuse; florets tubular, finally yellow; achenes linear, 4.5-5 mm long.

Photographed from Dachhigam, Kashmir in July and August, and Chakrata in September.


 

 
  
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