Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Asteraceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)

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Bidens pilosa L.

Leaf arrangement

Opposite

Leaf Type

Leaf Shape

Obovate

Leaf Apex

Acuminate

Leaf Base

Acute

Leaf Margin

Serrate

Habit : A small herb.

Habitat and Distribution : Gregarious weed of fallow lands, aggressive colonizer. Hills above 800m.

 

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Names:


Irula : Selai kuthi mullu, Kothi mullu, Paimullu, Ottumullu
Tamil : Mukkuthi


Flower:

In terminal capitula, solitary or paired, white. Flowering peaks from October-April.

Fruit :

An achene, linear, ends in awns. Fruiting October onwards.

All from Asteraceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)