Notes: Top photo: both are the same species with variable flower petal colors Allardia stoliczkai C.B.Clarke. (is a synonym for the ambiguousWaldheimia stoliczkai (C. B. Clarke) Ostenf.; Waldheimia is the genus used for some Allardia species in Polunin and Stainton (1999)

Alternatively, species with white blossoms may be: Allardia tomentosa (Decne); and it resembles Anthemis altissima L. Missouri Bot Gard (2021); A. cotula (Stinking mayweed), but these two species both occur at lower elevations.

Common name: Mayweed

Family: Compositae

Information: “Habitat: Alpine zone species, occurring above 3500 m in gravelly sands among small stones in the vicinity of melting snow and glaciers… Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India (Himachal Pradesh), China (Western Tibet), Central Asia (Tian Shan, Pamir Alai and Kirgiz ranges)” (Miss Bot Gard 2021).

Photos: Main: Skinmang Glacier, ca. 4550 m. K. Hewitt, 2009

Bottom: a slope top in Thalle valley on a peak to the west of and above Mir Khun transect slopetop (collection made by local shepherd and guide Ibrahim), July 15, 2016. N. Hewitt [photo DSC 0296]

Sources and additional resources:

GBIF Secretariat (2021). Allardia stoliczkae C.B.Clarke in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset Accessed Jul 19 2021.

Polunin, O. and A. Stainton (1999). Flowers of the Himalaya. Oxford University Press, Delhi. Entry 665 (pp. 190; plate 62 and 63). Note: Waldheimia is a synonym for Allardia.

Missouri Bot Garden (2021). Allardia stoliczkae C.B.Clarke in Tropicos Flora of Pakistan. Accessed 19 Jul 2021

ibid.Allardia tomentosa Decne. in Tropicos Flora of Pakistan.

WFO (2021): Allardia tomentosa Decne. Online at: Accessed 11 Jul 2021

WFO (2021): Allardia stoliczkai C.B.Clarke. Published on the Internet; Accessed  11 Jul 2021