Edwina’s choice – Morina Longifolia – Himalayan whorlflower

Edwina’s choice – Morina Longifolia – Himalayan whorlflower

On first glance you might be forgiven for thinking this plant is a weed, especially without its flower, as it does resemble a thistle.  But this plant has so much more to offer and has an intriguing story.

Morina longifolia (Himalayan whorlflower) is quite the elegant plant and comes from the Himalayas.  It originates from an altitude of about 3000m in an area from Kashmir to Bhutan.  The genus Morina is named in honour of a French nurseryman, René Morin who issued the first printed French plant catalogue in 1621.

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