Botanical name: Tricholepis glaberrima Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Smooth Tricholepis is a small annual herb, growing up to 50-100 cm tall, with ribbed and angled branches. Alternately arranged stalkless leaves, 3-6 cm long, are linear-opblong, sharp tipped, spiny toothed. Pink flower-heads occur singly on stalks at the end of branches. The bracts on the green portion of the flower-head, are pointed, needle-like, recurved. Flowering: November-December.
Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
The flower labeled Smooth Tricholepis is ...