Wild plants of Chandigarh – Specimen 5 (Chickweed )

Common name – Chickweed Botanical name – Stellaria media  Family – Caryophyllaceae Collection site – Sector 32, Chandigarh Habitat – Common chickweed is a very common annual weed of lawns and fields. Habit – Winter annual herb Stem –  Erect, branched, herbaceous, green, pubescent bearing a single row of hairs on alternating sides Leaves –…

Wild plants of Chandigarh – Specimen 4 (Railroad creeper)

Commonly known as Railroad creeper or Ivy-leaved Morning Glory Botanical name – Ipomoea cairica Family – Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory Family) Collection site – Sec-64, S.A.S Nagar (Mohali) Habitat – fast-growing perennial herbaceous vine, that becomes weed in the wild. It rapidly colonizes the nearby trees, poles and nearby vegetation by creeeping Habit – herbaceous perennial…

Wild plants of Chandigarh – Specimen 3 (Lima bean )

Botanical name – Phaseolus. lunatus  Family – Fabaceae Collection site – Sec-64, S.A.S Nagar (Mohali) Habitat – fast-growing annual herbaceous vine, that becomes weed in the wild. It rapidly colonizes degraded areas and nearby vegetation forming dense thickets in forests, along trails, riverbanks, or fences. The seeds are edible as green or in dry form….

Wild plants of Chandigarh – Specimen 2 (Hyacinth bean )

Wild plants of Chandigarh – Specimen 2 (Hyacinth bean ) Botanical name – Dolichos lablab) Family – Fabaceae Collection site – Sec-47, Chandigarh Habitat – Wild Habit – Climber near dumping ground             Leaf – Compound, trifoliate Inflorescence – Raceme Flower – Bisexual, zygomorphic, polypetalous, didynamus (1+9), papilionaceous  corolla, creamish-white in …

Wild plants of Chandigarh – Specimen 1

Collection site – Sec-32 ,Chandigarh Habitat – Wild Habit – Climber Inflorescence – Dichasial to polychasial cymes Flower – Actinomorphic, polypetalous, 5 stamens, exerted, protruding out of flower, style, simple and  linear Fruit – Ellipsoidal Foldscope description – When the different parts were seen under a foldscope, trichomes were seen along the filaments and also…