Botanical name: Carpesium abrotanoides Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Pig's Head is a herb with 50-100 cm long, stout, round, leafy stem, much branched. Lower stem leaves are thin, broadly elliptic to oblong, 20-28 cm long, 8.5-15 cm broad, tip blunt to pointed, narrowed at base into a broadly winged leaf-stalk. Margins are irregularly toothed. Upper leaves are oblong, stalkless, gradually smaller, pointed. Flower-heads are many, 6-8 mm broad, stalkless, deflexed in anthesis. The cup at the base of the flower-head is bellshaped-round. Florets are 130-300 - outer ones cylindric, 1.5-0.5 mm, central ones 2.5 mm long. Seed capsules are 3.5 mm long, beak about 0.7 mm long. Pig's Head is native to East Asia, naturalized in parts of Himalayas, including Kashmir.
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