Tridax procumbens (L.) L.,Sp. Pl. 900. 1753 900 1753. (Syn. Amellus pedunculatus Ortega ex Willd. [Illegitimate]; Balbisia canescens Rich.; Balbisia canescens Rich. ex Pers.; Balbisia divaricata Cass.; Balbisia elongata Willd.; Balbisia pedunculata Ortega ex Hoffmanns. [Illegitimate]; Chrysanthemum procumbens (L.) Sessé & Moc. [Illegitimate]; Tridaxp rocumbens var. canescens (Rich. ex Pers.) DC.; Tridax procumbens var. ovatifolia B.L.Rob. ex B.L.Rob. & Greenm.; Tridax procumbens L.);
TRY-daks — Greek name for another plant … Dave’s Botanary
pro-KUM-benz — lying along the ground … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: coat buttons, Mexican daisy, tridax daisy • Assamese: কুৰকুৰি বন kurkuri bon, পুতলী বন putoli bon, ত্রিধারা tridhara • Bengali: কানাইয়া kanaiya, কানফুলি kanaphuli, পরদেশি ভাঙড়া pardesi bhangara, ত্রিদক্ষ tridaksa, ত্রিধারা tridhara • Gujarati: ઘાબુરી ghaburi, પરદેશી ભાંગરો pardeshi bhangaro • Hindi: कानफुली kanphuli, कुमढ़ा kumra • Kachchhi: વિલાતી ભંગરો vilati bhangaro • Kannada: ಅಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಸೊಪ್ಪು attige soppu, ಗಬ್ಬು ಸಣ್ಣ ಶಾವಂತಿ gabbu sanna shaavanthi, ನೆಟ್ಟ ಗಬ್ಬು ಶಾವಂತಿ netta gabbu shaavanthi • Malayalam: ചിരവനാക്ക് cheeravanakk, കുമ്മിണിപ്പച്ച kumminippachcha, കുറികൂട്ടിചീര kurikutticheera, മുകുത്തി പൂ mukutti pu, മുറിയമ്പച്ചില muriyampachchila, ഒടിയൻചീര otiyacheera, റെയിൽപൂച്ചെടി reyipuchcheti, സാനിപൂവ് sanipuv, തേളുക്കുത്തി telukkutti • Marathi: बंदुकीचे फूल bandukiche phul, दगडी पाला dagadi paala, एकदांडी ekdandi, जखमजुडी jakhamjudi, कंबरमोडी kambarmodi • Nepali: हुसुरे झार husure jhaar, कुरकुरे झार kurakure jhaar, पुतली झार putalee jhaar, रम्ने झार ramne jhaar • Odia: ବିଶଲ୍ଯ କରଣୀ bishalya karani • Rajasthani: कागला री मेहंदी kagla ri mehndi • Sanskrit: जयन्ती वेद jayanti veda, क्षुद्र सेवन्तिका kshudra sevantika • Tamil: கிணற்றுப்பாசான் kinarruppacan, வெட்டுக்காயப் பூண்டு vettukkaya-p-puntu • Telugu: గడ్డి చామంతి gaddi chamanthi • Tulu: ನೆಲ ಸೆವಂತಿಗೆ nela sevanthige
Wild daisy, Tridax Daisy, Coat Buttons, Mexican Daisy, Tun-tuni, Dagdipala, Ekdandi, Pathri, Bhamburda • Hindi: Khal-muriya, Tal-muriya • Tamil: Vettukkaaya-thalai • Telugu: Gaddichamanthi • Kannada: Sanna gida;
Tridax procumbens L., a native of South America is an obnoxious weed in tropical and subtropical parts of the world. In India it is considered as an Invasive Alien Species, a potential threat to native plant diversity.
ID requested DSC01281:
Picture taken in Asansol (W.B.) dated 05/06/11 time 3:45 PM. Growing in abundance in open fields. The flower shoots up and the rest of the plant remains at ground level in dense undergrowth. It is seen in large patches as if somebody has planted them on a flower bed. On the side seen a matured flower disbursing it seeds which carries along with air.
This is the Coat Buttons [Tridax procumbens].
efloraofindia:”For Id 02092011MR1’’ wild plant with yellow flower Pune:
Request for identification of this very common wild flower but have never learned its name.
Date/Time- Sep 2011
Tridax procumbens of Asteraceae family.
The crushed leaf juice is used as a medicine for fresh wound in Kerala.
Tridax procumbens, in Marathi its called as Ekdandi
The plant is Tridax procumbens L., Sp. Pl. 900. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 311. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 711(500). 1921; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 154. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 234. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 217. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 160. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 255. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 223. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 385. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 256. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 268. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 195. 1995; H.J. Chowdhery in Hajra et al., Fl. India 12: 418. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 255. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 179. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 381. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 210. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 172. 1999; Sunil, Fl. Pl. Alappuzha Dist. 474. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 172. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 289. 2005.
Family : Asteraceae. dagadi pala (दगडी पाला) in Marathi
I remember using it as antiseptic on cuts and wounds during my childhood. We could find it everywhere growing as weed.
No Tantani or Ghaneri is Lantana camara
Yes I too remember squeezing the juice of the leaves and applying it on wounds during childhood
Difficult as stated by …, but this could be the Common Cerulean.
The size of the butterfly when compare to the Tridax inflorescence, suggests that this is a smaller butterfly.
I mean, smaller for this to be Common Cerulean. I feel this would be something like Cupid.
Common Cerulean has a thick dark band on the edge of fore-wing and there are few dark spots in the hind wing. http://www.flickr.com/photos/niyo/5348062037/
Request for ID GD14052012:
Sharing the images of Tridax procumbens flower and winged seeds ready for dispersal.
Location: CODISIA ROAD, Coimbatore
Nice Catch of Seed Dispersal mechanism
Tridax procumbens from Hooghly:
Bengali name : TRIDAKSHA
Habit & habitat : wild herb, waste land and old walls
Date : 01/04/12 & 02/04/12
Place : Hooghly
ID help : efi thread
Very nice post … we have this here in plenty but never have been able to see the dispersing seeds.. hairy pappus… thanks for showing..
beautiful flower …, we have this growing along railway tracks and one of the favorites of butterflies.
We have this plant on village roadside too and butterflies do visit them, but yet to catch one.
Just as … said “railway tracks” and “butterlies”, i found the same today (07/07/12), a mottled emigrant (Catopsilia pyranthe) on the flowers of Tridax procumbens L. and beside railway tracks too!
Wild Weed for ID : Nasik : 291212 : AK-3:
Yes the medicinal “Dagadi Pala” दगडी पाला
We used to apply the juice squeezed from the leaves to open wounds for fast healing and as antiseptic during our childhood.
Thanks … for the id and interesting information.
Asteraceae Fortnight Part I-Radiate heads: Tridax procumbens (L.) L from Kamrup district, Assam- KD 04 : Attachments (7). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Attached images are Tridax procumbens (L.) L from Kamrup district, Assam.
Date :01.05. 2013
Location: Kamrup district, Assam
Family : Asteraceae
Genus & species :Tridax procumbens (L.) L
Habitat: Grows wild
Habit : Herb
Inflorescence : Radiate head
Flower : Ray floret-creamy white; disc floret – yellow
Asteraceae Week Part I-Radiate heads:- Tridax procumbens from Pune –MR09 : Attachments (7). 3 posts by 2 authors.
sharing images of Tridax procumbens at different places at different times at Pune. flowers seem to attract insects
Yes … Nice photographs
Asteraceae Week Part I-Radiate heads:: Tridax procumbens Pune SMP -13 : 2 images. 1 post by 1 author.
Asteraceae Week (Part I – Radiate heads) :: Tridax procumbens at Mumbai ::PKA56 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Tridax procumbens from Mumbai.
Hooghly Today : Tridax procumbens L. : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Asteraceae Fortnight Part 1-Radiate Heads: Tridax procumbens from Delhi-GS104 : Attachments (3). 1 post by 1 author.
Tridax procumbens, photographed from Delhi, a common weed along roadsides and wastelands.
Asteraceae Fortnight : Part 1 – Radiate Heads : Tridax procumbens : Nasik : 140513 : AK-50 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Perfect shots of the head …
Asteraceae Fortnight Part 3-Ligulate heads (plus misc.): 140713 ARK-30 : Tridax procumbens from Ovalekar wadi, Thane – September 2012 : Attachments (2). 1 post by 1 author.
Attached are pictures of Tridax procumbens captured from Ovalekar wadi, Thane in September 2012.
Asteraceae Fortnight (Part III – Ligulate Heads): Tridax procumbens (L.) L.: from bud to seed : Attachments (8). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Tridax procumbens (L.) L: from bud to seed.
Brilliant pictures … nice depiction of every aspect of the plant..
for ID : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Kindly help me to identify this small plant : Attachments (6). 2 posts by 2 authors
Kindly help me to identify this common plant.
The plant is commonly known as ‘Coat buttons’ botanical name Tridax procumbens (Asteraceae family)
SK157OCT22-2016:ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Thanks, … Any leaves.
Sorry, no leaves.
Check for Tridax procumbens
Yes! I guess it is accurately identified.
Tridax procumbens L. (provisionally accepted name)
Nepali Names: हुसुरे झार Husure JHaar / पुतली झार Putalee Jhaar / कुरकुरे झार Kurakura Jhaar / रम्ने झार Ramne JHaar
Location : Aanbu Khaireni, Gorkha, Nepal
Altitude : 1100 ft.
Date : 5 February 2017
Location : Aanbu Khaireni, Gorkha, Nepal
Altitude : 1100 ft.
Date : 5 February 2017
Tridax procumbens—-for validation : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Looks like T.procumbens. kindly confirm. photos taken at Aambyvalley Rd., Lonavala, Pune in Nov.16
I also think closer to images at Tridax procumbens
Yes, it is undoubtedly Tridax procumbens…
Names of Plants in India :: Tridax procumbens (L.) L. : 6 posts by 4 authors. 1 image.
It has an yellow-yellow variant too…….. found in plenty alongside regular white-yellow ones in Sardar Sarovar area of Gujarat …….. on 26-08-2019, found one in Surat too ……
Thanks …!! Indeed wonderful variant !!!
love it. this is why I have been saying it here forever… never say never.
“unusual” occurrences are part of the course in Nature, be it botany or human anatomy or numan diseases etc….
Tridax procumbens L. : 9 posts by 2 authors. 7 images- 4 to 7 mb each.
Location : Koh Chang, Thailand
Date: 09 December 2019
Elevation : MSL
Habitat : Wild
The ID is correct. I have plenty of these plants around my house!
SYMBIOSIS : 1438 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Common Grass Yellow butterfly visiting flowers of Tridax procumbens.
SYMBIOSIS : 1439 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Striped Albatross butterfly visiting flowers of Tridax procumbens
SYMBIOSIS : 1440 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of bee visiting flowers of Tridax procumbens
request to Id a wild herb ht 6 in,
leaf 4cm x1 cm, soft,
flower 2mm head , it seemed all flowers had only 3 petals. No fruits were seen
Attaching a cropped up pic of ?fruit of this plant
Capitula solitary ?
This is not T.procumbens.
some Bidens sp.?
I do not think matches with any species as per comparative images at Bidens
I don’t know, Madam, if you still access eFI site or receive emails from the group. I didn’t forget that in those days we had certain personal communication over this species. But I was not ready then, and asteraceae is still complicated to me.
What is worrying is the multiple heads instead of solitary heads.
Initially it was my concern too, Sir. But then I thought those heads are actually in early stages of developing individual peduncle. Please check the attached plates – two from uploaded set and the other two plates from photographs I captured this afternoon.
Thank you so much, …, for solving this puzzle.
Indeed. it is a great relief.
Thank you Sir, my relief too, because I noticed capitula are identical, yet the specimen is very unfamiliar. When I noticed that Paradesi ji suggested the id I wanted to dig more.
Asteraceae Week Part I-Radiate heads:- 02052013MR5 wild herb with tiny yellow flowers from Pune for ID —MR05 : Attachments (6). 3 posts by 2 authors.
requesting identification of a wild herb ht 6 in, leaf 4cm x1 cm, soft, flower only 2mm head , it seemed all flowers had only 3 ray florets. No fruits were seen my previous post of the same for Id
efloraofindia:”For Id 04102012MR1’’ wild herb with tiny yellow flowers at Pune
can this plant be Bidens biternata? it somewhat matches with the description of Bidens biternata
Does not appears to be Bidens
Tridax procumbens as per discussions at efloraofindia:”For Id 04102012MR1’’ wild herb with tiny yellow flowers at Pune
SYMBIOSIS :; 1441 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
symbiosis : 1453 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
SYMBIOSIS : 1454 : 1 image.
SYMBIOSIS : 1466 : 1 image.
SYMBIOSIS : 1490: 1 image.
ID 5 KANNUR : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1) – 4 MB.
Please identify this herb from Kannur District of Kerala
An Asteraceae member. Pl send better photographs for proper ID.
SYMBIOSIS : 1518: 1 image.
Attaching a collage of Plain Tiger butterfly visiting flowers of Tridax procumbens.
Tridax procumbens L.: 2 very high res. images.
Location: Kalikot, West Nepal
Date:13 August 2021
Habit : Wild
SYMBIOSIS 1519: 1 image.
SYMBIOSIS : 1523: