Burr Mallow is an erect subshrub to 1-2 m tall. Leaves are palmately deeply
lobed, the sinuses (curves) are rounded. Leaves are downy grayish pubescent
with star-shaped hairs, 4-8 cm long. Flowers are pinkish-violet, about 1 cm
across, clustered. Fruit is velvety and covered with hooked bristles. The
genus name Urena comes from its Malayalam local name Uren.
This plant is closely related to Urena
lobata, which has leaves with lobes pointed, and not rounded.
Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
Photographed at Kharghar Hills, Navi Mumbai.
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