Vernonia anthelmintica (L.) Willd.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Asteraceae (Compositae)
  • Species : Vernonia anthelmintica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Baccharoides anthelmintica (L.) Moench
  • Common name : Purple Fleabane
  • Vernacular name : Aranyajeerka (San.); Kalijeera, (Hin.); Kadujeerige (Kan.)
  • Key identification features : An erect stout herb; stems striate, pubescent. Heads are purplish.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments : Not common; found growing in waste places near houses. The achenes have anthelmintic properties and used in medicine
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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