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Silk Leaf, Acuate, American softhead

Halbi Name
Main Photo of The Weed
Vernacular name Mkhamali patti
Scientific name Lagascea mollis
Family
Season Kharif
Description
Plant An annual herb, slender, stem-pale, terete, pubscent, surface covered eith white cottony growth.50-100 cm tall.
Leaves Alternate, simple, ovate leaves with toothed margin, are 3-5 cm long. The leaves are silky beneath. Photo Gallery
Flower Tiny white-cream colored flowers, with 5 petals, occur in a composite head 2-3 cm across. The heads are surrounded by silky a leaf, which probably lends it one of its common names.
Fruit/ seed Heads silky villous, leaf-balls, solitary terminal. Achene cureate, angled, sometime dorsally compressed, glabrous, black, pappus a short fimbriate cup.
Habitat and distribution Off side the crop fields
Flowering and fruiting August-March.
Associated with Upland flora
Habit
Inflorescence

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