Scoparia dulcis L., Sp. Pl. 116 1753. (Syn. Ambulia micrantha Raf.; Capraria dulcis (L.) Kuntze; Capraria dulcis var. albiflora Kuntze; Capraria dulcis var. coerulea Kuntze; Gratiola micrantha Nutt.; Scoparia dulcis var. tenuifolia Griseb.; Scoparia grandiflora Nash; Scoparia gypsophyloides Walp.; Scoparia nudicaulis Chodat & Hassl.; Scoparia procumbens Jacq.; Scoparia purpurea Ridl.; Scoparia ternata Forsk.);
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commonly known as: bitterbroom, broomweed, licorice weed, riceweed, sweet broom • Hindi: मिठी पत्ती mithi patti • Kannada: mrugandhi gida • Peru: anisillo, canchalagua, cancharagua, ñuño pichana, piqui pichana, vacourinha, vassourinha • Spanish: escobilla, hierba del golpe • Thai: krot num • and, other: boroemia, brum sirpi, pottipooli, sibi wiwiri, tapixava, tupixaba, ye gan cao ;
This is a small herb with very smallflowers of about 8 mm. Leaves are characteristic. In my specimen …not exactly opposite but 3 in a whorl fashion. sessile with serrate margin. The flower has 4 sepals and petals.
Herbs erect, branched, c 40 cm high. Leaves 1.5 x 0.5 cm, elliptic lanceolate or obovate, margins coarsely serrate, apex acute, base cuneate. Flowers white axillary, solitary or2-3 in fascicles, pedicillate. Capsule 0.4 cm globose. Seeds obovoid brownish.
Commonly used in indigenous medicine;
Help in ID – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 1 I mage.
This is not a tree, so am not sure if this is a right group.
Saw this bright white coloured flowers along the roadside in Chennai.
Would be grateful for any help with ID
ID requested DSC01286: Picture taken in Asansol (W.B.) dated 05/06/11 time 3:58 PM. Plant height around 2 to 3 ft. Flowers are really artistic.
Scoparia dulcis: Scoparia dulcis
Iobserved this plant near Paud in Ghat section by the roadside.
From a distance I thought it to be a Lamiaceae member.
On close observation the flowers appeared to be regular.
After going through earlier discussions and checking FFOS I think this is Scoparia dulcis.
This is a small herb with very smallflowers of about 8 mm.
Leaves are characteristic. In my specimen …not exactly opposite but 3 in a whorl fashion. sessile with serrate margin. The flower has 4 sepals and petals.
I don’t know how many stamens and carpels…..
Earlier placed in Scrophulariaceae; now placed in Family Plantaginaceae.
From earlier discussion on the group
……dulcis means sweet.
……Interestingly it is called as sweet broom and also bitter broom.
…… I remember observing some different brooms in villages; these must be from the dried twigs of this plant.
very nice sir it has very medicinal use
Unid TQ-Manipur-01: Unidentified herb photographed from Manipur. Flowering in September.
… almost Scoparia-dulcis-like plant !!
Will dig into it later.
Thanks …! It could be Scoparia dulcis, with a winged stem,
Scoparia dulcis is found in Manipur too. I don’t know if some other species are also found there.
The plant is Scoparia dulcis Linnaeus [Scrophulariaceae] – an well grown specimen!!
Scoparia dulcis from me too. Can also be seen growing in Arunachal Pradesh.
Scoparia dulcis from village Pujam Karnal
Yes Sir. Very nice close ups and a neat set of picture of Scoparia dulsis.
I too agree for Scoparia dulcis.
Herb ID request – RK55 – 12-Dec-2012: Request id of this herb with small flowers from Vasai region. It is around 3 feet tall and the stem is ridged. The flwoers as well as the leaves are quite small.
seems to be Scoparia dulcis
Yes Scoparia dulcis
Hooghly Today : Scoparia dulcis Linnaeus: This seems to be the Scoparia dulcis Linnaeus = BON-DHONEY in Bengali.
Yes …, for me too this is nothing else but Scoparia dulcis…
I also heard its medicinal properties, some people call it BON-DHONEY.
Location: NBNP, Anaikatti, Coimbatore
That should be Scoparia dulcis..
yes Scoparia dulcis for sure
130513 – ASP14 : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 4 authors.
No flowers but plenty of dry fruits. It is commonly used in indigenous medicine. It was collected in March 2013 from a herbal garden in the dry zone of Sri Lanka. Can you please identify.
This looked liked Scoparia dulcis to me…family Plantaginaceae (earlier Scrophulariaceae)..
Scoparia dulcis only.
Had never seen the plant in fruiting stage. Good to know this…
Scrophulariaceae Fortnight: Scoparia dulcis from Panipat-NS 6 : Attachments (7). 5 posts by 4 authors.
This small, profusely branching herb of the wet borders of water channels was shot from Yamuna river area in Panipat.
Formerly in Scrophulariaceae, now included in Plantaginaceae.
Scoparia dulcis L.
Very good pictures. I remember the earlier discussion about this plant. Seen growing in wet places in rice fields etc.
Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Its also an important medicinal plants. I had also recorded the same along Adyar River basin.
Scrophulariaceae fortnight :: Scoparia dulcis L.Mulshi Near Pune SMP10 : 3 images. 3 posts by 3 authors.
Scoparia dulcis L.
Herbs erect, branched, c 40 cm high. Leaves 1.5 x 0.5 cm, elliptic lanceolate or obovate, margins coarsely serrate, apex acute, base cuneate. Flowers white axillary, solitary or 2-3 in fascicles, pedicillate. Capsule 0.4 cm globose. Seeds obovoid brownish.
Frequent along roadsides and in waste lands.
Spectacular pics …
Scrophulariaceae Fortnight : 12082013 ARK-08 : Scoparia dulcis from Mumbai – October 2012 : Attachments (2). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Attached are pictures of Scoparia dulcis captured growing on the roadside in Mumbai in October 2012.
SCROPHULARIACEAE Fortnight: Scoparia dulcis from Uttarakhand_DSR_16 : 1 image. 1 post by 1 author.
Scoparia dulcis L. is a common wild herb in Pantnagar.
Now it is in the family Plantaginaceae.
Scrophulariaceae Fortnight: Scoparia dulcis from Delhi -GS-35 : Attachments (3). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Scoparia dulcis photographed from Delhi
Scoparia dulcis L. … also placed in: Gratiolaceae Plantaginaceae Veronicaceae
at Cauvery Nisargadhama near Coorg on 31 MAR 11
Herb for ID xii : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).
Attached images are Scoparia dulcis L
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Genus & species : Scoparia dulcis L
Habitat: Grows wild on open spaces
Very good pictures …
I can see the characteristic leaf with serration only on outer half, and also the flower.
ID request 040715SG : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Requesting ID of this roadside shrub, 1-2ft ht. photo taken at Thane.
Scoparia dulcis L.
Location: Bhadrapur, Nepal
Date: 17 May 2017
Altitude: 300 ft.
Mullago family? Pl. Check the spelling.
Thanks, …, for the Id.
To me also appears closer to images under threads at Scoparia dulcis
Thank you for the ID.
Nepali Name : पाताल मिश्री Paataal Mishree / चिनी झार Chinee Jhaar/ मिर्मिरे झार Mirmire Jhaar / सल्ले झार Salle Jhaar / मिठा झार Mithaa Jhaar
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Scoparia dulcis. A common weed in wastelands here.
Great …, yes, it is. It’s Malayalam name is കല്ലുരുക്കി (Kallurukki).
Swamy/New series/ID/22 – ID of the plant: 2 images.
Please ID the plant photographed received for ID from a friend in Chennai. Photographed on 9.6.2021. Please confirm/ suggest new ID. Looks like Scoparia dulcis.