Images by Nidhan Singh, Gurcharan Singh, Sushant More (Id by Vijayasankar Raman, Satish Phadke & Viplav Gangar) & Viplav Gangar (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click
on the links)


Ironweed • Assamese
: Chingkora • Hindi: काला जीरा Kala jira, Bakchi, सोमराजी Somraji • Kannada: Kadu-jirigay • Malayalam: Kattujirakam • Marathi: Kali-jiri, Kadu jire • Oriya: Vakuci • Sanskrit: Atavi-jirakaha, अवलगुज Avalguj • Tamil: Kattu shiragam • Telugu: Davijilakara; 
Cypselae are anthelmintic and used against thread worms;

Asteraceae fortnight Part-1: Baccharoides anthelmintica??? (NSJ-03-04:05:2013) :  Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Baccharoides anthelmintica – pl. confirm ?? Photographed at Satara – wild (Sep 2008)

Yes …, nice photographs


Asteraceae Fortnight Part I-Radiate Heads: Baccharoides anthelmintica from Morni and Gori Valley- NS 37 : Attachments (8). 2 posts by 2 authors.
This one was shot from Morni Hills and Gori valley, I feel this should have been uploaded with Cirisium in the second fortnight of Asteraceae, as this has only tubular flowers.. still I am including this here… Baccharoides anthelmintica (Centratherum anthelminticum)..

Yes … Very good photographs.


Baccharoides anthelmintica (L.) Moench

Syn: Vernonia anthelmintica (L.) Willd.); Centratherum anthelmintica Kuntze)

from Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, Photographed on October 21, 2009.

Cypselae are anthelmintic and used against thread worms .
Sans: Somaraji; Hindi: Somraj, buckshii. Beng: Somraj, Kali-ziri.

Mar. Kalenjiri. Guj: Kalijiri. Tam: Kattu-shirgam. Tel: Adavijilakara.
Kan: Kadu-jirage. Mal: Kattu-jirakam

Id plz posted by rex simson on Facebook group :  Attachments (4). 6 posts by 5 authors.
Id plz posted by rex simson on Facebook group (wild flowers)

It may be Vernonia anthelmintica.

Yes I think … has found the ID

Agree with … it is Vernonia anthelmintica. Sharing my pictures of this herb in a separate email.

Vernonia anthelmintica from Mumbai : Attachments (3). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Vernonia anthelmintica, a softly pubescent herb with tubular lilac florets. The achene is prominently ribbed. The specific epithet is indicative of the inherent medicinal value of this herb.
Seen today (2.7.130 afternoon along the rain-fed Silonda trail in Borivali National Park, North Mumbai.

Nice photographs
Now known as Baccharoides anthelmintica(L.) Moench)
efi thread

Thank you sir for the update and for the link to your post. Had referred to The Plant List and Baccharoides anthelmintica (L.) Moench is given as the synonym of Vernonia anthelmintica (L.) Willd. therein.


Asteraceae: Baccharoides anthelmintica Moench: 2 images.
synonyms: Vernonia anthelmintica (L.) Willd., Vernonia stenolepis Oliv., Dolosanthus sylvaticus Klatt
location/date: (1: plant with flowers) road from Semadoh to Chikaldara, Melghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Amravati Distr., Maharashtra, November 1994; (2) Tarubanda village, Melghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Amravati Distr., Maharashtra, November 1994

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