Lagascea mollis Cav.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lagascea mollis Cav.
  • Common name : American Soft-head
  • Vernacular name : Jarvad (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : On plains in fallow fields and weed of cultivation
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : India, Malaya, Tropical America
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey 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=Lagascea mollis. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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