Family: Lamiaceae Synonym: Galeobdolon amplexicaule, Lamiella amplexicaulis, Lamiopsis amplexicaulis, Pollichia amplexicaulis. Common Name: Henbit Local Name:Topnu ghaa (टोपनु घा) Topnu ghaa is an annual plant that can grow up to an altitude of 1000- 3000 m in Western Himalaya. It is frequent in meadows, marshes, roadsides, in cropland, pastures, in
Family: Polygonaceae Synonyms: Fagopyrum cymosum, Fagopyrum emarginatum, Polygonum chinense, Polygonum dibotrys. Common Name: Perennial Buckwheat Local Name: Kathu (काठू). Kathu is an easily grown annual to perennial herb of Western Himalaya commonly found growing along roadside, pathways, moist shady slopes, ditches, fertile soils and in forests up to an altitude
Family: Brassicaceae Synonyms: Thlaspi collinum, Crucifera thlaspi, Thlaspidium arvense Common Name: Pennycress Local Name: Chopda ghaa (चोपड़ा घा) Chopda ghaa is an annual herbaceous plant of family Brassicaceae showing very close resemblance with another wild growing member of this family shershni (Botanically Capsella bursa-pastoris and commonly called Shepherd’s Purse}. But it
Family: Fumariaceae Synonyms: Fumaria parviflora var. indica, Fumaria vaillantii var. indica Common Name: Indian Fumitory Local Name: Pitpapra (पीतपापरा), parpataka Pitpapra is a small, much- branched, herbaceous annual plant of Western Himalaya. It is found growing wild in plain to mid hills zones up to an altitude of 1800 meters.
Family: Asteraceae Synonyms: Aster annuus Common Name: Annual Fleabane. The daisy fleabane Local Name: Phuntha (फुंठा) Phuntha is an annual to perennial herb with hairy stems and hairy leaves. It is a pretty, but ubiquitous plant that seems to appear on its own in wild habitat. Phuntha is commonly seen
Family: Asteraceae Synonyms: Gnaphalium pensylvanicum, Gnaphalium peregrinum, Gnaphalium purpureum var. spathulatum, Gnaphalium spathulatum. Common name: Spoonleaf purple everlasting, Pennsylvania Cudweed. Local Name: Dhoodu (धूडू) Dhoodu is an annual herb having light green leaves with woolly hairs on the surfaces. Contradictory to its name, it is native plant of South America in spite of Pennsylvania. This
Family: Plantaginaceae Synonyms: Cardia agrestis, Cochlidiosperma agreste, Pocilla agrestis. Common Name: Field Speedwell. Local Name: kindu badyala (किन्दु बड्याला) kindu badyala is a weed of cultivated fields, gardens, kitchen gardens and also found growing in forest, in foothills and sloppy mountains upto an elevation of 1,800 meters in Western Himalayas.
Family: Fabaceae Synonyms: Lathyrus asiaticus Common Name: Chickling Pea Local Name: Khesari (खेसरी), Sudu Khesari is a much-branched, annual herbaceous vine growing from a long but thin, well-developed taproot. It is found growing upto an altitude of 800 to 1000 m in Western Himalaya. Khesari is mostly present as a
Family: Fabaceae Synonyms: Amoria repens, Lotodes repens, Trifolium biasolettii, Trifolium Limonium, Trifolium macrorrhizum, Trifolium nevadense, Trifolium occidentale, Trifolium orbelicum, Trifolium orphanideum, Trifolium stipitatum. Common Name: White Clover Local Name: Jangali parseen (जंगली परसीन) Jangali parseen is an evergreen perennial herb of Western Himalaya, very frequent in grasses meadows up to
Family: Primulaceae Synonyms: Anagallis arabica, Anagallis caerulea, Anagallis caerulea, Anagallis carnea, Anagallis coerulea, Anagallis foemina, Anagallis hadidii, Anagallis indica, Anagallis jacquemontii, Anagallis latifolia, Anagallis mas, Anagallis micrantha, Anagallis monellin, Anagallis orientalis, Anagallis parviflora, Anagallis parviflora, Anagallis phoenicea, Anagallis pulchella, Anagallis punctifolia, Anagallis repens, Anagallis verticillate, Lysimachia arvensis, Lysimachia foemina. Common