Crassocephalum crepidioides (scientific name: Crassocephalum crepidioides) is native to Africa and is an annual grass of the Asteraceae family. The plant height is about 30 to 80 cm. The stem is thick and has a reddish brown color. The leaves are green, oblong to elongated, softer and more moist. Serrated teeth are seen on the leaf edge and stick to each other on alternating stems. It makes bloom at Midsummer - early winter. Flowers are in a tubular head flower arrangement with the tip of the flower (corolla) being red and the flowers blooming downward. Total bract has a tubular shape. The origin of the flower name depends on the fact that as soon as the flower blooms the white crown comes like a border. Both stems and leaves are edible.
Common name: safflower bollworm, scientific name: Crassocephalum crepidioides, Origin: Africa, Living type: one Annual grass, plant height: 30 to 80 cm, leaf color: green, leaf shape: long ellipse, grass quality: soft and edible, leaf margin: sawtooth, leaf order: alternate, inflorescence form: head flowers, flower shape: cylindrical , Flower color (corolla color): red color, head flower length: 1 cm, flower shape: all tubular flowers and no tongue-like flowers, flowering period: July to December, seed shape: lean, seed length: 0.2 cm, seed Tip: A large number of long and white fluffs, fluff length: 1.2 cm, application: vegetables, feeding of livestock, remarks: naturalized plants, pioneering plants.