Helianthus mollis Lam.

  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (Composite Or Aster Or Sunflower Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GENDA FAMILY (गेंदा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : COMPOSITAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Helianthus mollis Lam.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Occasionally grown in gardens
  • Key identification features : Herbs, erect, perennial. Stem stout, hoary villous when young. Leaves scabrous above and white tomentose beneath. Heads few, on short peduncles. Involucral bracts pubescent; marginal florets with yellow ligule; central florets with yellow, tubular, 5-fid corollas. Pappus of two short scales.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-November
  • Native : Northern USA and Texas
  • Literature : N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2. pp.261. Botanical survey of India, Govt. Of India.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Helianthus mollis. Downloaded on 28 November 2021.


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