Voucher: KYRG 515
Dracocephalum imberbe Bge.
Region: Talas Oblast Talas Rayon
Gazetteer: north-west of Otmök Pass
Coordinates: 42º17'28'' N, 73º06' E Alt: 3554m
Herb to 25cm tall. Flowers blue-mauve. Corolla hairy outside. Anthers blackish-purple, pollen white. Leaves aromatic.
Alpine mountain ridge with Polygonum (Bistorta), Dracocephalum, Rhodiola, Erigeron, Androsace, Sibbaldia, Poaceae.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.20, V. L. Komarov. Radical leaves long petiolate, blade orbicular as wide as long with rounded teeth. Flowers in a capitate and whorled inflorescence. Corolla purple to 30mm long. Anther thecae divergent. Calyx not conspicuously two-lipped.
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos, seeds
Osborne, J. 515 12 July 2008