Koelpinia linearis Pall. from Srinagar, Kashmir: Koelpinia linearis Pall., Reise Russ. Reich. 3: 755. 1776.
Syn: Lapsana koelpinia L.f.; Rhagadiolus koelpinia Willd.
Spreading annual herb with slender branches; leaves alternate, linear to filiform, 5-12 cm long, nearly glabrous; head solitary or 2-5 together, ligulate (only ray florets); involucre bracts in two series, outer 2-3, triangular, 2 mm long, inner 5, linear-lanceolate; florets 5-9 with pale yellow 5-toothed corolla; achenes brownish, about 1 cm long, curved inwards, covered with retrorse spines in basal part and apically with antrorse spines.
Common in Kashmir in dry wastelands and saffron fields. Photographed from Hazuri Bagh (Iqbal Garden) in Srinagar, Kashmir.
Asteraceae Fortnight Part 3-Ligulate Heads (Plus Misc.): Koelpinia linearis from Kashmir-GS14 : Attachments (4). 1 post by 1 author.