Rough Emilia
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Rough Emilia
A Native Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Rough Emilia • Hindi: हिरन खुरी Hiran Khuri • Malayalam: Poosha-thala • Oriya: Sarkara
Botanical name: Emilia scabra    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

Rough Emilia is a herb, prostrate at base, crisped-velvet-hairy. Leaves are usually basal, few are on stem, 2.5-4 x 1-1.5 cm, oblong, entire or somewhat fiddle-shaped, rounded toothed, base eared, crispately velvet-hairy. Flower-heads are few, 1.2-1.5 cm long; bracts 8 x 1 mm, oblong, herbaceous, pointed, hairless. Florets are many, 7 mm long, glandular, pink, lobes pointed. Seed-pods are 3 mm long, ribbed, bristly along the angles. Rough Emilia is found in India and SE Asia. Flowering: September-November.

Identification credit: J.M. Garg Photographed in Munnar, Kerala.

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