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Silk Leaf

Lagasca mollis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Western ghats.

Notes:

Flowering: August-March.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 8 years ago
Silk Leaf
Lagasca mollis Lagascea mollis - Silk Leaf


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10 Comments

bhargav.py
bhargav.py 8 years ago

Awesome pic!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

I will never forget this plant... as I have it in my reference book... but find it after one year...... :)

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Thank you so much for the ID Ashish..!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Aster family... all seasonal flowering herb plant.

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Thanks Luis..:-)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Good shot

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Thanks OnengDyah..:-)

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 8 years ago

Pretty..

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Thank you Lars..!

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 8 years ago

Fantastic spotting and shot!

Sumukha Javagal
Spotted by
Sumukha Javagal

Mysuru, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Aug 16, 2012
Submitted on Aug 16, 2012

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