Asperugo procumbens

Images by Gurcharan Singh (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links)

Since the genus is not represented in our database, I thought of uploading my herbarium images from Drass in Ladakh and Srinagar, Kashmir, with the hope that some friends would soon upload the live photographs..
Asperugo procumbens L., Sp. Pl. 138. 1753
Branched annual herb,up to 50 cm tall; scabrid with setose retrorse hairs; leaves broadly lanceolate to oblanceolate, up to 8 cm long, decurrent on short petiole; flowers blue on up to 3 mm long pedicel; calyx with linear lanceolate lobes, enlarged, nodding and saucer shaped in fruit; corolla with scales opposite lobes; nutlets about 3 mm long, laterally compressed, tubercled.