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Artemisia persica Boiss., Diagn. Ser. 1,6: 91. 1845; flook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 327. 1881.

Guj.: Pardesi dauno; Mar.: Davana.

Herbs, perennial, erect, hoary pubescent, 20 - 90 cm high; rootstock woody; stems many from the woody rootstock, paniculately branched above, leafy. Leaves ovate, small or flabellate, 2 - 3-pinnatisect, white pubescent; segments minute, linear or obovate, obtuse, spreading; rachis simple or pectinate. Heads numerous, pedicelled, secund, nodding in short or long axillary straight, erect racemes, subglobose, ca 4 mm in diam. Outer involucral bracts obovate, 2 x 1 mm, white tomentose; inner dull brown broadly oblong, with scarious margins. Receptacle sman, convex, obscurely white pubescent. Outer florets female, fertile, 1 mm long. Disc florets hermaphrodite, cupular, very small, 1.2 mm long, glabrous or pubescent. Achenes not seen.

Fl. & Fr. July - Oct.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, between 3000-3500 m. Jammu & Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh.

Tibet and Afghanistan.

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