Cynarospermum asperrimum – Hill Blepharis

Other notes

Other Name Combinations: Blepharis asperrima (WFO, 2022).


Natural History: An annual creeping herb found in western and southern India (Flowers of India, 2022). Flowers are blue or sometimes white, which blooms from November to April.



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WFO (2022): World Flora Online. Accessed on 19 Dec 2022. URL:

Flowers of India (2022). Accessed on 19 Dec 2022. URL:

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. and K. Kunte. 2024. Cynarospermum asperrimum Nees – Hill Blepharis. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/07/21.