Kukshim or Little ironweed, Cyanthillium cinereum
Kukshim or Little ironweed (Cyanthillium cinereum, Family: Asteraceae) is a annual or perennial herb with aromatic branches and wooly hairs all over the body, attaining a height of 20-40 cm. The roots have a mixed scent of rose and sandalwood. The plant is found all over Bangladesh. The original home of the erect herb is tropical Asia and Africa. It is now widespread throughout the tropics.
Other names: Shohodebi, Choto kukshim, Dankuni (Bang); Ash-colored fleabane, Goat-weed (Eng).
Flowers are in composite inflorescence, violet or white, borne on peduncled head. The tiny flowers bloom all year round.
Fruits are achene, on globose or subglobose head. Seeds can easily propagated far and wide with the help of floating seeds. The plant is propagated by seeds.