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Musk-mallow

Halbi Name
Main Photo of The Weed
Vernacular name Kasturi bhindi
Scientific name Abelmoschus moschatus (L.) Medic (Syn. Hibiscus abelmoschus L.)
Family
Season Kharif
Description
Plant Erect hispid herbs or undershrubs, 0.5-2.5 meters high, with a long slender tap root.
Leaves Leave extremely variable, lower suborbicular in outline, cordate, lower or palmately 3-7 lobed, upper narrower, hastate or sagittate at the base with linear-oblong or triangular lobes Photo Gallery
Flower Flowers regular, bisexual, involucral bracts 8-12, hairy yellow with purple centre
Fruit/ seed Fruits capsule fulvous hairy, oblong lanceolate, acute. Seeds subreniform and blackish
Habitat and distribution Moist places
Flowering and fruiting August - Novenber
Associated with Bund of cropped areas
Habit
Inflorescence

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