Scorzonera hispanica L. (Cultivated) (Images by Tabish (Id by Gurcharan Singh) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links)) 



(Images by Gurcharan Singh (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links))






Images by Alok Mahendroo (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links)) 


BSI Flora of India with details & keys
(Volume 13- 1995) (Distribution):
Scorzonera fusca Kitam. (EXCLUDED SPECIES)
Scorzonera hondae Kitam. (EXCLUDED SPECIES)
(The above two species are described by Kitamura from Jammu & Kashmir, but neither the specimens nor the literature is available to us)
Scorzonera purpurea L. (India: W. Himalayas in dry places, 2000 – 2500m. Rare. Jammu & Kashmir; Europe and N. Asia)
Scorzonera subphylla Boiss. (Stewart (l.c.) includes this under doubtful species reported from Baltistan and Gilgit. Since no specimens are available to us this species is also excluded)
Scorzonera virgata DC. (W. Himalayas on dry open slopes and moist slopes amidst grasses, 2500 – 4500 m. Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh; Mongolia and W. Tibet)

Scorzonera virgata DC.

Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Scorzonera hispanica Scorzonera sativa, Scorzonera edulis, Scorzonera communis Asteraceae Black Salsify

A Manual of Gardening for Bengal and Upper India By Thomas Augustus Charles Firminger (1874):

Practical Gardening In India By R. Barton West (1999):

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