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Indian Cornflower   
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Indian Cornflower
A Native Photo: Rakesh Singh
Common name: Indian Cornflower
Botanical name: Goniocaulon indicum    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Amberboa goniocaulon, Centaurea indica

Indian Cornflower is an annual herb, 1-3 ft tall, erect; branches ribbed, simple below, corymbose above. Leaves are linear-obovate or subspoon-shaped, toothed at margins, narrowed at base, 5-10 cm long, half-stem-clasping, stalkless. Flower-heads are narrow, fascicled in compound corymbs, 1.2-1.6 cm across, stalked. Flowers are rose-purple, about 5 mm long. Indian Cornflower is ocasionally found in cultivated lands, often gregarious on black soil. It occurs in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, W. Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Flowering: January-March.

Identification credit: Rakesh Singh Photographed in Surat, Gujarat.

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