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Creeping chaffed weed

Halbi Name creeping-chaffed-weed-1
Main Photo of The Weed
Vernacular name Khaki weed
Scientific name Alternanthera pungens Kuth
Family Amaranthaceae
Season Kharif
Description
Plant Perennial herbs; stems prostrate, rarely ascending, sometimes rooting at the nodes, 1-5 dm long, pilose, the hairs multicellular.
Leaves Ovate to obovate, 0.5-4.5 cm long, 0.3-2 cm wide, glabrous to sparsely appressed pilose, petioles 2-10 mm long Photo Gallery
Flower Sessile, sparsely pubescent spikes, bract ca. 4 mm long, tipped with a spine 2-3 mm long, bracteoles 3-4 mm long, acute; sepals unequal, the 2 abaxial ones 4-5 mm long, spine-tipped, the spine usually more than 2 mm long, other sepals not spine-tipped; st creeping-chaffed-weed-2creeping-chaffed-weed-3
Fruit/ seed Utricles 1.2-1.5 mm long, enclosed by the sepals
Habitat and distribution Around houses, lawns, camp sites, overgrazed areas.
Flowering and fruiting September-November
Associated with Road side flora
Habit
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