Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Oval Leaf False Buttonweed - Spermacoce latifolia

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Common Name : Oval Leaf False Buttonweed
Botanical Name : Spermacoce latifolia
Synonym : Borreria latifolia
Family : Rubiaceae

If you know more about the flower, please comment at below. ফুলটি সম্পর্কে কারো কাছে অধিক তথ্য থাকলে নীচে মন্তব্য করুন...

I have seen this weed plant a lot, but never seen it's flower. In our area this weed never brings flower. During trekking at Bandarban(বান্দরবান) and Khagrachhori(খাগড়াছড়ি), I have found this very tiny bluish white weed flower. It's name is Oval Leaf False Buttonweed. I don't know the Bangla(বাংলা) name yet. Botanical name is Spermacoce latifolia from Rubiaceae family. Thoroughly available allover in Bangladesh.

Its an annual branched herb plant with fleshy rectangular stems and slight hairy leafs. Obviously the leafs of the plant are oval(or elliptical) shaped. It has lovely liner corrugated texture on the leafs which are arranged oppositely around the stem. This plant can grow up to 50/60 centimeter.

Flowers of this weed are very very tiny. It comes from the leaf axils. Apparently the flowers look white, but a closer look will reveal it's bluish shade. Four petals are available around the small circular tubular things. Inside that tiny tube, 4 stamens and a stigma available. I don't know any uses of this plant or medicinal uses.

Photos of this article were taken from Bandarban(বান্দরবান) during August 2012.

ফুলের জন্য ভালোবাসা, আমি বুনো ফুল...

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