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Leucas cephalotes
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Head Leucas is an annual herb with stems erect, unbranched or with few branches, 10-50 cm, leafy, hairy with spreading and adpressed retrorse hairs. Leaves are narrow oblong-elliptic, cuneate, nearly entire to slightly toothed, up to 8 x 2 cm, with long and short eglandular hairs denser below. Leaf-stalk on lower leaves is nearly-absent to about 5 mm

Common name: Leucas cephalotes
Color: white
Bloom time: July-October.
Height: 30-90 cm
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.If you order roses from a mail-order company, order early, in January or February (March at the latest). They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out

Sunlight: Full Sun

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: medium

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Start with pruning shears for smaller growth.
  • Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick.
  • A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.


Special Feature:
Flowers are white, about 1.5 cm, upper lip bearded; lower lip clearly longer than upper. Nutlets are narrow oblong, bluntly trigonous, about 3 x 2 mm. Head Leucas is found in cultivated fields as a weed, especially after a period of rain
Use
Medicinal use:
  • Unverified information It is cultivated for its medicinal uses and is readily available in markets.
  • One of the plant s most common historical uses has been as a treatment for snakebite.
  • It is also steeped in water which is then used for bathing and for washing livestock.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose


Note:
e.g:for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor / physian befor use.

Reference:
http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=Leucas+cephalotes&stpos=0&stype=AND
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