Creeping Launaea
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Creeping Launaea
ative Photo: Tabish
Common name: Creeping Launaea • Hindi: Jangi gobi • Marathi: पाथरी Pathari
Botanical name: Launaea procumbens    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

Creeping Launaea is a perennial herb, 30-60 cm tall. It has smooth, branched stem. The whole plant secretes a yellow juice. Long leaves, 5-25 cm, arise from the roots, have white margins and are spinous toothed. Yellow flower-heads are 1-1.5 cm across, and occur either singly or in small racemes on short stalks along the branches. Flowering: November-December.

Identification credit: Pravin Kawale Photographed in IIT Campus, Joshpur, Rajasthan.

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