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Oldbag weed, Thickhead

Halbi Name oldbag-weed-thickhead-3
Main Photo of The Weed
Vernacular name Redflower ragleaf, rue phool
Scientific name Crassocephalum crepidioides (Benth) s. Moors
Family Asteraceae
Season Kharif
Description
Plant
Leaves Leaves simple, divided, alternate spiral, sessile or stalked, glabrous or hairy on both sides, margin coarsely dentate, apex acute, base acute, pinnately veined. Photo Gallery
Flower oldbag-weed-thickhead-2oldbag-weed-thickhead-1
Fruit/ seed Fruit an achene with pappus.
Habitat and distribution Arable land, rivers and roadsides, tea and cinchonaplantations, particularly in wet localities from 250-2500 m alt
Flowering and fruiting September to February fruiting October to March.
Associated with Road side flora
Habit Terrestrial, annual, erect herb, up to 100 cm tall. Taproots white or brown. Stem rounded or grooved, solid, hairy. Stipules absent.
Inflorescence Flowers bisexual, grouped together in a terminal head of tubular flowers only, sessile, red or red-brown.

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