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: http://worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000067218.
Flowers of India (2022). Accessed on 20 Dec 2022. URL: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Silk%20Leaf.html.
POWO (2022): Plants of the World Online. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Accessed on 20 Dec 2022. URL: https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/134795-2.
Kawthankar, N. 2023. 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: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/lagascea-mollis, accessed 2023/12/08.