A Lowly Weed Flower

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Tridax procumbens is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family. Its common names include coat buttons and tridax daisy in English, cadillo chisaca in Spanish, herbe caille in French, Jayanti veda in Sanskrit, ghamra in Hindi, Dagadi pala in Marathi, Gaddi Chemanthi in Telugu,Thata poodu in Tamil, and kotobukigiku in Japanese. It is best known as a widespread weed and pest plant. It is native to the tropical Americas but it has been introduced to tropical, subtropical, and mild temperate regions worldwide. The plant bears daisylike yellow-centered white or yellow flowers with three-toothed ray florets. The leaves are toothed and generally arrowhead-shaped. Its fruit is a hard achene covered with stiff hairs and having a feathery, plumelike white pappus at one end. The plant is invasive in part because it produces so many of these achenes, up to 1500 per plant, and each achene can catch the wind in its pappus and be carried some distance. This weed can be found in fields, meadows, croplands, disturbed areas, lawns, and roadsides in areas with tropical or semi-tropical climates. Very less has been reported about the medicinal value of this plant. Some reports from tribal areas state that the leaf juice can be used to cure fresh wounds, to stop bleeding.
Thanks to my friend Rundstedt B. Rovillos for identfying this weed.

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From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

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  1. LelisA 60 months ago | reply

    Maganda and kulay at ang pagkakuha mo, m M!

  2. sundowner2009 60 months ago | reply

    Kitang-kita ang pagkabalbon

  3. cvrestan 60 months ago | reply

    Ganda naman po ay..!!

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  6. AmpamukA 60 months ago | reply

    Nice photography my friend :D

  7. ! d r a M 60 months ago | reply

    astig talaga!!!

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  8. Alesfra 60 months ago | reply

    Wonderful work !
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  11. ✿LEA✿ 60 months ago | reply

    Pretty nature - great pic !!!

  12. helena.e 60 months ago | reply

    beautiful shot!

  13. I thought it classic 60 months ago | reply

    Beautiful! I love the color in the background!

  14. airrion 60 months ago | reply

    ganda nito !

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    Ang galing po! :)

  16. Vijay Sonar 30 months ago | reply

    nice shot, thanks for the description

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