Daily Archive: June 11, 2017

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Prickly chaff flower (Apamarga).

Achyranthes aspera L. (Amaranthaceae)

Synonym : Centrostachys indica (L.) Standl.

Vernacular Name : Prickly chaff flower (English); Chirchria, Latjira (Hindi); Apamarga (Sanskrit).

Description : Herbaceous plant about 1-2 m high; stem erect, pubescent, swollen at the nodes; Leaves opposite, simple …