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Fading Himalayan Aster is a rambling shrub with rather large lance shaped pointed leaves, and with numerous small flower-heads with prominent lilac ray-florets, borne in flat-topped clusters, up to 10 cm across, at branch ends. Flower-head are 8 mm across, ray-florets slender, disc florets yellow. Fading Himalayan Aster is found in the Himalayas, from Kashmir to SW China and Myanmar, at altitudes of 2100-3600 m. Flowering: June-September.
Seen near Valley of flowers.