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Crassocephalum crepidioides

Crassocephalum crepidioides

Description:

A small aromatic annual herb of family Asteraceae, commonly called as Redflower ragleaf and Okinawa spinach; Hairy stem, hellically arranged leaves and tubular flowers; Widespread in tropical and subtropical regions and classified as an invasive species. Researches say, the leaves are used for indigestion, headaches, fresh wounds, nose bleeding, and sleeping sickness. The leaves are also edible either raw or cooked. It is used as a vegetable.

Habitat:

Spotted this in Arecanut plantations, rigorously bloomed among other herbs in monsoon

Notes:

And, she had hosted a beautiful guest before I met her

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Maitreyi
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Maitreyi

Mavinkod, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jul 14, 2020
Submitted on Jul 16, 2020

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