Artemisia macrocephala

 

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High Altitude Artemisia- Artemisia macrocephala:  I had seen this sp. of Artemisia in the wetland - grassy field near lake Tso moriri in Ladakh region.   
The Tso Moriri lake in Ladakh is another High Altitude lake (Altitude approx: 15075ft) and was declared as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention in 2003.  Enclosing few photographs to have a feel of the habitat.
As per eflora of China--- this Artemisia sp is the  species of high altitudes, commonly growing in sandy and grassy slopes near streams and glaciers between 3400 and 5500 m from sea level;
Distribution: China, Mongolia, Tibet, Russia (Siberia, Tian Shan, Pamir Alai), India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
This herb  was around 30 cm in ht with several stems from the base with whitish grey hairs.
Bot. name: Artemisia macrocephala
Family: Asteraceae
Date/Time: 13-09-2011 / 05:00PM
Ref: http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=200023266
This Tso moreri lake is soo beautiful...serene.
Wonderful blues... no pollution thats visible... is it high altitude that makes the leaves of this artimisia look kind- a "succulent-ish", short squat and somewhat thick? do you have a close up view of just the leaf?
 
 
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I had seen this sp. of Artemisia in the wetland - grassy field near lake Tso moriri in Ladakh region.  
The Tso Moriri lake in Ladakh is another High Altitude lake (Altitude approx: 15075ft) and was declared as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention in 2003. Enclosing few photographs to have a feel of the habitat.
As per eflora of China--- this Artemisia sp is the species of high altitudes, commonly growing in sandy and grassy slopes near streams and glaciers between 3400 and 5500 m from sea level; 
Distribution: China, Mongolia, Tibet, Russia (Siberia, Tian Shan, Pamir Alai), India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
This herb was around 30 cm in ht with several stems from the base with whitish grey hairs.
Bot. name: Artemisia macrocephala
Family: Asteraceae
Date/Time: 13-09-2011 / 05:00PM
Ref: http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=200023266

Heavenly place ... you are really lucky to reach there..thanks for sharing unique pics and info..
Wow! beautiful place...and excellent pictures!

 
 
 
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