E. Afghanistan to Mongolia and China as per WCSP

Annual herb,15-45cm.Stems branched,sparsely pubescent to pilose.Leaves oblong to narrowly ovate,2.7-7.5 x 0.8-2.4cm,acute,base cuneate,margin serrate,indumentum as on stem;petiole 0.3-1.2cm.Spikes 1.8-3.5 x 1cm,lanate,hairs often mauve.Bracts broadly ovate,shorter than flowers.Calyx 2.5mm,teeth triangular c 1mm;fruiting calyx up to 7mm.Corolla mauve,3mm.Nutlets oboviod,c 2 x 1.4mm,tuberculate at apex.

Fl. September
Often on cultivated ground
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE and RGoB. 1999 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)


Ladakh flora 9 up : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Id of the plant from Ladakh.
I don’t remember the exact location pl.

Thanks, … Pl. send more images.

sending one more image. No other image pl.
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Appears to be some Lamiaceae member.

Confused here. I thought I had already named this as Elsholtzia densa?

Thanks, …, for the Id. I think matches with images at

I can only repeat my identification.


SK52JUL26-2016:ID : 14 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)

Enclosing some pictures for  identification .
Location : Nubra Valley
Altitude: 10300 ft.
Date:  22 August 2014

Could be Mentha longifolia

Mentha longifolia ???

I think this is Elsholtzia densa Benth. as per images herein.

Thank you … for correct ID. Elsholtzia densa Benth.


Ladakh, August 2022 :: Elsholtzia densa :: ARK2022-150: 2 high res. images.
This was at Nubra, some kms away from Hundar, Ladakh in August 2022.
I think it is Elsholtzia densa. Requested to please validate

Yes !
efi thread

Yes, matches as per images at Elsholtzia densa