in Dharamshala– Aug’09?;  Manali, Himachal Pradesh in October, 2009; Cirsium falconeri – indiantreepix | Google Groups Cirsium falconeri from Manali – efloraofindia | Google Groups

Kashmir thistles and similar plants-8-Cirsium falconeri : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Cirsium falconeri from Kashmir, growing at altitudes above 2400 m, photographed on June 19, 2010 from Khillenmarg. Plant still in vegetative stage.

The second out of several postings which looks correct (the location fits). I shall be posting my own images of C.falconeri in due course.

Thistle for ID : Kashmir : 091011 : AK-3:
Also taken at Gulmarg, Kashmir on the 11th of Sept,11.
Shrubs growing along the roadside.

Cirsium wallichii

I think it is close to Cirsium argyracanthum DC. as per images and details herein.

I think Cirsium verutum (D.Don) Spreng. as per images and keys herein.

C. falconeri looks more likely.


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