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Tithonia Diversifolia

Botanical Name:

Tithonia diversifolia

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Characteristics

Plant Type

Annual or short-lived perennial herb or slightly scandent shrub 0.7–3 m, often branching; stems 4-angled, pilose but soon glabrescent.

Fruit

Achenes oblong, 5–6 mm long, 4-angled, pubescent; pappus of scales to 2 mm with 2 setae to 4 mm long.

Taxonomy

Order

Asterales

Family

Asteraceae

Genus

Tithonia

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