Common Name: East Indian Mallow
East Indian mallow is a an annual that grows to about 1.5 feet in height. Often found in fallow lands and road-sides in Tamilnadu. The stem is green in color with purple patches. Young leaves can be reddish in color. The simple leaves are arranged in an alternate manner; the leaf margins are crenate. At the base of the leaf lamella one can see filamentous long attachments. The stipules are lanceolate green in color and measure around 1.1 cm. The leaf stalk and leaf measure around 1.1 cm and 4 cm respectively. The distances between leafing nodes are wide at around 3.5 cm. The inflorescence is a few flowering cyme; flowers are golden yellow in color. The fruit is in the form of a winged capsule (2.5 cm). The capsule is three parted and has distinct 6 beaks.