Lagascea mollis – Silk Leaf

Other notes

Natural History: An annual erect herb with silky leaves. It is native to tropical America, naturalized in India (POWO, 2022). Tiny white flowers are clustered in heads (Flowers of India, 2022).



WFO (2022): World Flora Online. Accessed on 20 Dec 2022. URL:

Flowers of India (2022). Accessed on 20 Dec 2022. URL:

POWO (2022): Plants of the World Online. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Accessed on 20 Dec 2022. URL:

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Lagascea mollis Cav. – Silk Leaf. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/05/28.