This species is an old world species, possibly of Indochinese origin, which occurs in tropical Asia and Africa. It is common to all countries of southeast Asia.
The species grows in and along ditches, water courses, margins of fish ponds and rice fields in the open, from sea-level up to 1,800 m. It is able to reproduce by fragmentation and may be so abundant that it clogs water courses.
(From IUCN Red List (LC) )
ASTERACEAE Fortnight Part 2-Discoid heads Enydra fluctuans from Uttarakhand_DSR_21 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 3 authors.
It is quite common along running streams in Pantnagar.
Thanks … Seen vegetative but not in flower yet
ID of aquatic herb from Assam KD 04 April 2015 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Habit : Herb
like may be Enhydra fluctuans may be
It is Enydra fluctuans Lour. (Asteraceae). Though the TPL 2013 mention it as unresolved it is a well known species in Indian floras as also mentioned by Karthikeyan et al. 2009.
This is wetland plant found in Southwestern lowland of Nepal. in Kailali District at 150 m asl.
need a few more pictures. like habit and habitat. side view of the flower. full face of leaves
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thanks. reminds me of some things we used to call pigweed or portulaca sp. some of which are edible weeds. but, in this case, which one this is, i am not sure. need more. someone knowledgeable in portulacas can perhaps help
This is Enhydra fluctuans
Enhydra fluctuans of course. another aquatic environ weed i have seen people eat with green leaves with red succulent stems. it is popular with village folks around Bengal. we call it Helchi shaak হেলচী, heemlochika হিমলোচিকা in sanskrit.
Thank you very much. I appreciate your expertise and cooperation.
Photographed a little while ago. (5.2.20)
Also my first encounter, Sir, couldn’t wait to share!
Must be an aquatic herb. It grows along perennial streams here in Pantnagar. Flowering, though, is rare.