बुटीकांटा, कांठी (Acanthospermum hispidum)
Common Name : Bristly starbur Family : Asteraceae Habit : Perennial herb or undershrub, 0.5-2 m tall. Stem : Densely hairy, dichotomous (Y-shaped) branching, branches numerous, long, ascending, angular, finely pubescent. Leaves : Elliptic, oblanceolate or obovate, 1.5-7 cm longand 0.7-2 cm wide, acute or obtuse at apex, attenuate and subpetiolate at base, margins shallowly serrate, whitish pilose on both surfaces. Flowers : Yellow, borne in heads in the forks of dichotomous branches. Fruits : Achenes triangular covered with stiff hooked hairs and have either a straight or curved pair of spines at the top.