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Erigeron karvinskianus DC., Prodr. 5: 285. 1836. E. mucronatus DC., Prodr. 5: 285. 1836.

Herbs, perennial, prostrate or decumbent, sparsely pubescent or glabrous, much branched. Leaves usually narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, entire or 3(-5)-lobed, acute or acuminate at apex, attenuate at base, 1.0 - 2.5 x 0.3 - 0.5 cm. Heads usually 5 - 7 mm across, solitary; peduncles 5 - 10 cm long. Involucre ca 4 mm long; bracts linear lanceolate, acuminate, pubescent. Ray florets white to purplish; ligules ca 5 mm long. Disc florets yellow; corolla ca 3 mm long. Achenes ca 1 mm long, sparsely puberulous. Pappus hairs whitish, ca 2 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Almost througpout the year.

Distrib. India: Common along the roadsides and on walls. Uttar pradesh, Sikkim, W. Bengal, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Europe, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Japan.

Notes. A native of Mexico, cultivated and naturalised in all hill stations of India.

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