Herbs, perennial; stems short, woody. Leaves 10-16 x 1.5-3 cm; basal oblanceolate, acute, lyrate-pinnatifid, with a narrow petiole, puberulous above, glabrous beneath; lower cauline leaves acuminate; upper lanceolate, acuminate, sessile. Heads 8-9 mm long, blackish green or dark green, 12-13 flowered; peduncle glabrous. Outer involucral bracts unequal, 5-7, 2-3.5 mm long; inner 8, rounded at apex. Ligules yellow; corolla 9-10 mm long. Anthers 2 mm long. Style greenish. Achenes brownish subcompressed, 5 mm long, attenuate at apex. Pappus bluish grey, ca 5 mm long.
Flowering and fruiting: November-December
Southern Western Ghats
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
Nilgiris: Asteraceae for identification 031212MK01: Please help me to identify this herb. It was found among the grasses in open land. The plant was about one foot in height.
Alt.: 2370 m asl
it seems to be Youngia japonica
Yes, this should be Youngia japonica…
Thank you …, how this can be differentiated from Youngia nilgiriensis?