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Silk Leaf is an annual herb, 50-100 cm tall. Oppositely arranged simple, ovate leaves with toothed margin, are 3-5 cm long. The leaves are silky beneath. Tiny white-cream colored flowers, with 5 petals, occur in a composite head 2-3 cm across. The heads are surrounded by silky leaves, which probably lends it one of its common names. Silk Leaf is native to the Americas, and naturalized in India.
Spotted on Aug 16, 2012
Submitted on Aug 16, 2012
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