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Prickly leaved Elephants Foot

Halbi Name prickly-leaved-elephants-foot-1
Main Photo of The Weed
Vernacular name Samdulan
Scientific name Elephantopus scaber Linn.
Family Asteraceae
Season Kharif
Description
Plant
Leaves Radical, forming a spreading rosette on the ground. Photo Gallery
Flower prickly-leaved-elephants-foot-2
Fruit/ seed Achenes hairy truncate, slightly pubescent, pappus white, one seriate, consisting of 5 rigid bristles dilated at the base.
Habitat and distribution Found in teak and sal forest black soil
Flowering and fruiting September to January
Associated with Blumea, Acanthospermum etc.
Habit Erect, subscapese, stems terete, simple below, corymbose branched at the top, strigose, with appressed white hairs. Deeply penetrating roots, giving off many stout fibrous roots.
Inflorescence Head-numerous, sessile, closely packed forming a large flat-topped terminal inflorescence, violet.

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