Lomelosia speciosa

Lomelosia speciosa (Royle) Soják, Sborn. Nár. Mus. Praze, Rada B, Rrír. Vedy 43(1): 58 1987. (Syn: Scabiosa speciosa Royle);
 
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Pangi id al080911: A beautiful flower found in Pangi
Location Pangi, Himachal
Altitude 3000 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Plant height 12-14 inches

This appears to be a species of Knautia.
It looks quite close to Knautia arvensis, the 'Gypsy rose'... but I am just referring the wiki...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f7/Illustration_Knautia_arvensis0.jpg
I am quite sure.. that it is Knautia sp.... but as to the species... I don't think it is K. arvensis... but could be K. longifolia... maybe our specialists would like to comment...
I have also found the same plant in Paddar valley J&K. Can this plant be Scabiosa speciosa
Kindly have a look on thr below links.

... is I hope right
If it is a wild plant at 300m alt., it should be Scabiosa speciosa

 
 
 
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