Adenostemmalavenia (L.) Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. 1 304 1891. (syn. Adenostemmaaquaticum D.Don; Adenostemmaelatum D.Don; Adenostemmaerectum (Sw.) DC.; Adenostemmafastigiatum (Blume) DC. ..; Adenostemmalatifolium D.Don; Adenostemmalavenia var. aquaticum (D.Don) Kuntze; Adenostemmalavenia f. lavenia; Adenostemmalavenia var. lavenia; Adenostemmalavenia var. viscosum (J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.) M.R.Almeida; Adenostemmaleiocarpum DC.; Adenostemmamacrophyllum var. repens (Blume) DC.; Adenostemmarivale Dalzell; Adenostemmarugosum DC.; Adenostemmaviscosum var. elatum (D.Don) C.B.Clarke; Adenostemmaviscosum var. fastigiatum (Blume) Blume ex C.B.Clarke; Adenostemmaviscosum var. latifolium (D.Don) C.B.Clarke; Adenostemmaviscosum var. lavenia Hook.f.; Adenostemmaviscosum var. microcephalum (DC.) C.B.Clarke; Adenostemmaviscosum var. trisetum Miq.; Ageratumaquaticum Roxb.; Anisopappuscandelabrum H.Lév.; Laveniaalba wallich; Laveniaaquatica Spreng.; Laveniacarnosa wallich; Laveniadentata wallich; Laveniadivaricata Ham.DC.; Laveniaelata Spreng.; Laveniaerecta Sw.; Laveniafastigiata Blume; Lavenialatifolia Spreng.; Lavenianudiflora Hort. ex DC. [Invalid]; Laveniarugosa Wight [Invalid]; Myriactiscandelabrum (H.Lév.) H.Lév.;);                                (Syn: (≡) Verbesina lavenia L. (basionym));
— glandular crown
Dave’s Botanary
¿ lah-VEN-ee-uh ? — perhaps derived from vernacular name of the plant
commonly known as: clubwort, common medicine plant, sticky daisy • Hindi: जंगली जीरा jangli-jira • Konkani: ghanerem
Distribution: pantropical
This was an erect herb, 30-90 cm high, gland-pubescent, nearly glabrous. Leaves opposite, oblong-ovate, serrate-dentate. Heads white.

Adenostemma lavenia:
Adenostemma lavenia of family Asteraceae
last week atmahabeleshwar
several plants were growing in forest openings
though not many were in bloom
the flowers were about 6mm in diameter
reference is

Nice sharing … this one occurs in wet, shady places…

Thank you. it was growing in the forest floor



Adenostemma lavenia:
Adenostemma lavenia (L.) O. KuntzeRev. Gen. Plant. 1: 304 (1891); Verbesina lavenia L., Sp. Pl. 902 (1753); Adenostemma viscosum Forst.; Collett Fl. Simlensis 246
This is the sticky daisy (Asteraceae). Grows at wet places, 30-100 cm in height. Leaves ovate-oblong, opposite, dentate. Heads white. This was shot from Chakrata-Tiger Falls Road. Please validate.

Nagla Block of Sanjay Gandhi National Parksea level to about 600 ft asl
ID please.

Date & time: 01 NOV 12 … 11:37 AM
Habitat: along streams and water-holes … Altitude: about 200 ft asl
Habit: erect gregarious herb about 50 – 60 cm high, terminal lax cluster, flower about 8 – 10 mm across

Won’t this be Vernonia cineraria?

This is Adenostemma lavenia (L.) Ktze.

Thank you very much … for the ID; somehow missed seeing it in FFOS.

Thanks … for posting this.. I had posted same plant from Chakrata long back.. could also get this during our recent trip to Gori valley..


Adenostemma lavenia Mahabaleshwar 6/7 Dec 2012:
Adenostemma lavenia
A small herb 1-2 foot height from Asteraceae.
Flower head around 1 cm. Leaves serrate, bright green, opposite.

Very beautiful catch… shows all the required aspects..


Adenostemma lavenia (L.) Kuntze
a-den-oh-STEM-muh — glandular crownDave’s Botanary
¿ lah-VEN-ee-uh ? — perhaps derived from vernacular name of the plant
commonly known as: clubwort, common medicine plant, sticky daisy • Hindi: जंगली जीरा jangli-jira • Konkani: ghanerem
Distribution: pantropical
References: Flowers of IndiaFurther Flowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar
at Nagla block of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, on 01 DEC 12


Asteraceae Fortnight Part 2-Discoid Heads: Adenostemma lavenia from Chakrata and Gori Valley- NS 01: Attachments (7). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Hoping for a great fortnight like the previous one, I start sharing my pics for this fortnight with this delicate herb of moist locations.. shot from near Tiger fall Area, Chakrata and from Gori Valley.. this is to confirm the id too.. I hope this is Adenostemma lavenia (L.) Kuntze….

Very good photographs …

Asteraceae Fortnight Part 2-Discoid heads: Adenostemma lavenia (L.) Kuntze from Chakrata-GS1 : Attachments (3). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Adenostemma lavenia (L.) Kuntze, photographed from Chakrata Tiger fall road.

Thanks Sir for this, confirms mine too…

Adenostemma lavenia
Observed in Mahabaleshwar in Dec 12



AKNOV09 Please identify this Asteraceae plant. : 4 posts by 3 authors. 2 images.
Location: FRI campus, Dehradun. Sept 2014

Please check for Adenostemma lavenia.

It seems to me as Adenostmma viscosum

Thank you very much … A. viscosum is a synonym of A. lavenia.


SK833 28 OCT-2017:ID : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (9)
Location:  Suryavinayak, Bhktapur, Nepal
Date: 7 OIctober 2017
Elevation : 4800 ft.
Asteraceae  .. ???

Please check for Adenostemma species (Asteraceae).

I think Adenostemma lavenia..

Adenostemma lavenia (L.) Kuntze
Nepali Name : रातो डाँठे घाँस Raato Daanthe Ghaans


at Nagla block of Sanjay Gandhi National Park– Dec.’08?; ID Required – indiantreepix | Google Groups


Herb from Chakrata for validation:
This herb was photographed from Chakrata, Tiger fall road, I could identify this as the sticky daisy, Adenostemma lavenia (Linn.) O. Kuntze., Rev. Gen. Pl. 304, 1891, Adenostemma viscosum Forst., Chr. Gen. Pl. 90, 1776; Fl. Simlensis 246
This was an erect herb, 30-90 cm high, gland-pubescent, nearly glabrous. Leaves opposite, oblong-ovate, serrate-dentate. Heads white.
Kindly validate the id.
150920TT1: Herb for id from Bhutan : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Kindly help in Identification for the following plant- from …

Adenostemma lavenia (L.) Kuntze  !
13 Identify weed plant : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
Please identify the weed plant.
Name of plant:
Location:           near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam  District (far east), Kerala PIN:686671
Date:.                 04.11.2020, 10.00am
Altitude:.           1700msl
Habitat:.            wild moisture
Plant habit:       upwards, side branches annual
Height:.             01 Feet
Leaves shape: oval tip side jaws
Flower:             diameter:07mm, white non fragrant

I think it is Adenostemma lavenia….. quite convincingly!!

Yes …!

Adenostemma lavenia


SK204NOV16-2016:ID : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)

Location: Champadevi, Nepal
Altitude:  6000 ft.
Date: 12 November 2016

Again Asteraceae, may be Blainvillea

Pl. check with images at Blainvillea acmella (L.) Philipson. To me it appears close.
Also see Nepal checklist at

I have checked but could not confirm it to be Blainvillea acmella.

Adenostemma lavenia (L.) Kuntze ??

Pl. check with images at Adenostemma lavenia (L.) Kuntze
I am not sure.

Yes it is Adenostemma lavenia (L.) Kuntze !


Unknown Asteraceae herb for ID: 4 images.
The plant looks like Ageratum conyzoides having sticky seeds.
Grows in wild near water stream in Tropical forest
Dated December 11, 2020
Location: Imphal

Probably Adenostemma sp.

Adenostemma lavenia (L.) Kuntze ??


Asteraceae sp. from Assam 02, Nov’21: 3 images.
Attached images are
Date : 27.11.21
Location: Assam
Family : Asteraceae
Genus & species : ??
Habitat: Grows wild near the ditches
Habit : Herb

Adenostemma lavenia (L.) Kuntze ??

Yes, as per images at Adenostemma lavenia (L.) Kuntze.
There are 8 varieties as per BSI Flora of India.


Adenostemma lavenia (L.) Kuntze: 6 very high res. images.
Location: Chobhar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Date: 24 September 2023
Elevation: 1407m. 
Habit: Wild

Nepali Name : रातो डाँठे घाँस Raato Daanthe Ghaans





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