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Lapsana communis L., Sp. Pl. 811. 1753; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 392. 1881.

Herbs, annual erect; stems 30 - 60 cm high, glabrous or hispid below, leafy, paniculately branched. Leaves alternate; lower pinnatifid or lyrate-pinnatifid, petioled; cauline leaves ovate; uppermost linear, entire. Heads cylindric, loosely corymbose, small, many flowered; peduncle short, slender, erect. Outer involucra! bracts ovate or ovate-oblong, obtuse; inner linear-lanceolate, acute. Ligules yellow. Achenes pale, 4 - 5 mm long, subcompressed, shining.

Fl. & Fr. July - Oct.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas on slopes ascending up to 2000 m. Jammu & Kashmir.


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