हुर-हुर (Cleome viscose/icosandra)

Common Name : Tick weed Family : Capparidaceae Habit : An erect, simple or sparsely branched, unarmed annual herb. Stem : Up to 1.5 m tall with a strong, penetrating and unpleasant odour; stems grooved, densely clothed with glandular or simple hairs. Leaves : Leaves 3-5 foliate, densely glandular-pubescent when young, petioles of the lower leaves 2.5-5 cm long, those of the upper leaves 0.4-3.8 cm; leaflets elliptic-oblong or obovate, 2-4.3 cm long and 0.8- 2.5 cm wide, base cuneate to attenuate, apex acute or obtuse. Flowers : Flowers various shades of yellow or white to pinkish or purple, 1.3 cm long, borne in the axils of reduced leaf-like bracts in lax corymbose racemes. Fruit : A slender, erect, glandular pubescent cylindrical capsule, 5-12 cm long. Seeds: About 1 mm in diameter, granular, black or dark brown.

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