Creeping Hemp
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Creeping Hemp
ative Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Creeping Hemp • Marathi: फटफटी Phatphati
Botanical name: Crotalaria filipes    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)

Creeping Hemp is a low growing, silky hairy, creeping, annual herb, growing up to 15-35 cm high. The plant branches out in all directions. Heart-shaped leaves are almost stalkless, and has long, silky hairs all over them. Yellow flowers are typically like bean flowers, 5 mm across. Flowers have red-purple veins on them. Flowers attract small butterflies. Flowering: August-December.

Identification credit: Dinesh Valke Photographed at Vaghbil, Thane, Maharashtra.

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