Synedrella nodiflora

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  • Botanical Name : Synedrella nodiflora (L.) Gaertn.
  • Synonyms : Verbesina nodiflora L.
  • Common Name : Cinderella Weed, Node Weed, Pig Grass, Synedrella
  • Plant Family : Asteraceae (Compositae)
  • According to the Rules of ICBN the names of the families should end in -aceae. Thus the new name for the family Compositae became Asteraceae. However, the name Compositae is also exempted and conserved under 'Nomina Conservanda' because of their constant use for a long time.

  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 18

About Synedrella nodiflora Plant :

  • Habit : A tall herb.
  • Leaves : Ovate-lanceolate, hispidly hairy.
  • Inflorescence : Capitulum (Head)
  • Flowers :
    • Heads axillary or between forks of branches, pale yellow.
    • Achenes of ray florets prominently ribbed, lacerate, those of disc florets compressed, subtrigonous, minutely tuberculate.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : July - January
  • Significance : Found wildly growing in wet areas.