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Witch weed

Halbi Name
Main Photo of The Weed
Vernacular name Asiatic witchweed, red witchweed
Scientific name Striga lute Lour
Family
Season Kharif
Description
Plant Semiparasite - attached its roots to the roots of sorghum (juar) and other grasses and grains, absorbing a part of its food from them and injuring them greatly.
Leaves Leaves sessile, linear. Ovate leaves opposite, equal and unequal; petioleed, densely hairy and conspicuously on veins Photo Gallery
Flower Flowers in long spikes. Calyx 10- ribbed, 5 toothed. Corolla - 2 lipped yellow - pinkish
Fruit/ seed Capsules-ovoid, 5-sided, with a narrow wing at each corner. Capsules can contain up to 1400 seeds. Seeds - brown, oval. Seed surfaces striated, overlayed with a reticulate pattern.
Habitat and distribution Cultivated field
Flowering and fruiting September - November
Associated with Rabi crops
Habit
Inflorescence

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