Sticky Vahlia
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Sticky Vahlia
A Native Photo: Rajkumar Yadav
Common name: Sticky Vahlia
Botanical name: Vahlia digyna    Family: Vahliaceae (Vahlia family)
Synonyms: Bistella digyna, Vahlia viscosa, Cyrilla viscosa

Sticky Vahlia is an annual, erect or spreading, 15-30 cm tall herb. Stem is glandular velvet-hairy. Leaves are 1-5 cm long, 0.5-1 cm broad, oblong-lanceshaped, pointed or somewhat blunt, nearly hairless. Flowers are 1-2 in most of the upper axils of the leaves, nearly stalkless, yellow. Petals are about 3 mm long, ovate with flat base, tip pointed, midrib distinct. Stamens do not protrude out. Capsules are about 3 mm in diameter, splitting at the tip. Sticky Vahlia is found in NW India, W Pakistan, Iran, Egypt and tropical Africa.

Identification credit: Rajkumar Yadav Photographed in Kachchh, Gujarat.

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