Aster diplostephioides


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It is an exclusively alpine species found in entire Himalayan range from Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh. It is less frequent in alpine zones of Uttarakhand.  

The plant is a 20-45 cm tall perennial herb with few aerial shoots and linear to oblanceolate leaves mainly concentrated in lower part of unbranched stem. Flower head is solitary, 5-7cm across, with long narrow lilac ray-florets;  

Robust shaggy haired perennial with large solitary flower-heads 5-7cm across, distinguished by its many very long narrow somewhat reflexed lilac ray florets. Disc florets at first blackish then orange;  
  
 

VoF Week: Aster diplostephioides from Main valley of flowers;
Aster diplostephioides from Main valley of flowers
Only few plants were seen there
 
VOF Week: Aster diplostephioides at VoF: Aster diplostephioides (Family: Asteraceae) at VoF.
Yes ... Very good photographs.

ASTERACEAE Fortnight Part-I: Aster diplostephioides from Uttarakhand_DSR_1 : Attachments (1).  5 posts by 5 authors.
Aster diplostephioides (DC.) Benth. (=Heterochaeta diplostephioides DC.) is an exclusively alpine species found in entire Himalayan range from Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh. It is less frequent in alpine zones of Uttarakhand. The plant is a 20-45 cm tall perennial herb with few aerial shoots and linear to oblanceolate leaves mainly concentrated in lower part of unbranched stem. Flower head is solitary, 5-7cm across, with long narrow lilac ray-florets.
Here photographed in Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand in September 2008 at an altitude of about 3600m.

It is hard to believe that wonderful flowers is wild.
 
 
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Aster diplostephioides (Family: Asteraceae) at VoF.
Beautiful! Reminds the crisp cool air of alpines to me.
I came to know two interesting facts while reading about Asters.
NO NATIVE OR NATURAL SPECIES OF ASTER EXISTS IN MAHARASHTRA STATE AS PER BSI MAH. BOOK. Some cultivated species are mentioned in the book though.
Aster genus is grouped under ray floret colour as purple or white so
Aster flower head can not be yellow it is either purple or white or in between. (Disc florets can be of diff. colours including yellow)
About the above plant......
Robust shaggy haired perennial with large solitary flower-heads 5-7cm across, distinguished by its many very long narrow somewhat reflexed lilac ray florets. Disc florets at first blackish then orange.

Aster diplostephioides from Uttarakhand: Sep. 2014_DSR_8 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Aster diplostephioides (DC.) C.B.Clarke (Asteraceae) photographed near Kailu Vinayak, Uttarakhand 
Thanks ... for nice flower and landscape..
 
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I think close to images at Aster diplostephioides
Pl. check.
 
 
 
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