Shrubs of Morni: Sonkadi

Sonkadi (Pentanema indicum) is a herb of the ‘Sunflower family’ that grows up to 1 metre tall. It has attractive, yellow flower-heads with 12 to 24 ray flowers (petals). Leaves are lance-like and stalkless. It is found on grassy slopes of the Himalayas.

Sonkadi, Pentanema indicum, Thalapur, Bhoj Balag, Morni hills (November)-Photo courtesy Zorawar
Sonkadi, Pentanema indicum, Thalapur, Bhoj Balag, Morni hills (November)-Photo courtesy Zorawar