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False Mallow, Broom weed, Clock plant, Prickly malvastrum Vernacular name

Halbi Name
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Vernacular name
Scientific name Malvastrum coromandelianum L., M. tricuspidatum
Family
Season Kharif
Description
Plant A strong-stemmed, woody-rooted herb, growing to 1 m tall. Usually smaller, velvel-hairy with characteristic 4-rayed hairs..
Leaves Leaves are ovate or ovate-elliptic, 3-6 cm long, 1-3.5 cm wide, sharp or blunt tipped, margins serrated, 3-nerved from base. Leaf stalks are 1.5-4 cm long Photo Gallery
Flower Light yellow flowers in leaf axils. Flowers are yellow, about 1.3 cm broad, with 5 petals. Petals-obovate, very shallowly asymmetrically lobed at the tip. Flowers occasionally paired or terminal.
Fruit/ seed Fruit is about 6 mm broad, seeds kidney-shaped, ripe carpel with a few stiff hairs and 2 stubby points on the convex side.
Habitat and distribution Arable lands, fallow alnds, wastelands
Flowering and fruiting July - December
Associated with Upland flora
Habit
Inflorescence

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