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Porcupine flower

Halbi Name Kanta manjhi plant
Main Photo of The Weed
Vernacular name Jhinti, Katseriya
Scientific name Barlaeria prionitis Linn
Family Acanthaceae
Season Kharif
Description
Plant Shrub with 0.6 to 1.5 m high, usually prickly, stem and branches 4-gonous
Leaves Elliptic, acuminate, bristle tipped, usually with 3 circular spines in the axils Photo Gallery
Flower Sessile, solitary in lower axils becoming spicate above, corolla yellow, infundibuliform, 2-lipped, upper lip 4-lobbed flowerseed
Fruit/ seed Capsule, ovoid with a long tapering beak, 2 seeded seed with silky hairs
Habitat and distribution Wasteland and roadsides
Flowering and fruiting September to January
Associated with Bund or backyard
Habit
Inflorescence

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