Common Weeds of Pakistan

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Common Weeds of Pakistan

Post by Farhan Ahmed » January 29th, 2013, 8:25 pm

Weed is an invasive unwanted plant. Identifying weeds is the first step towards their eradication from unwanted place.

If you are new to seed sowing, one problem which is faced when you sow seed in situ is these weeds coming up which confuse you whether it’s the plant you sowed or a weed.. This post will help you identify unwanted guests. Following are some common weeds in our lawns and Garden(this is an incomplete list)

Botanical Name Convulvulus arvensis Common Name Field Bind weed Urdu Name Lehli/naro
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Botanical Name Melilotus alba Common Name White sweet clover Urdu Name White flower singi
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Botanical Name Cyperus iria Common Name Flate Sedge Urdu Name Bhoian
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Botanical Name Polygonium plebejum Common Name Prostate Knot weed Urdu Name Warank
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Botanical Name Trianthema portuclacastrum Common Name Horse pursalane Urdu Name ITSIT
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Botanical Name Euphorbia prostrata Common Name Spurge Urdu Name Dhodak
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Botanical Name Digitaria sanguinalis Common Name Crab Grass Urdu Name Mooti Khabbal, karabara
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Botanical Name Cyperus esculentus (Scripus maritimus) Common Name Yellow nut sedge Urdu Name Della Zarad/ Della
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Botanical Name Dactyloctenum aegyptium Common Name Crowfoot Grass Urdu Name Madhana ghas
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Botanical Name Echinochloa crus galli L Beauv Common Name Barnyard Grass Urdu Name Dhiddan
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Botanical Name Euphorbia granulate Forsk Common Name Garden spurge Urdu Name Hazar Dani/Dodhak
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Botanical Name Digera muricata Common Name False amaranth Urdu Name Tandla
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Botanical Name Fimbristylis dichotoma Common Name Hoora Ghass Urdu Name Chooti Bhoin
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Botanical Name Amaranthus virdis Common Name Slender Amaranth Urdu Name Jangli Chulai
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Botanical Name Seteria virdis Common Name Green Foxtail Urdu Name Loomar ghas
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Botanical Name Imperata cylindrica Common Name Pogan Grass Urdu Name -
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Botanical Name Sorghum helepense Common Name Johnson Grass Urdu Name Baru
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Botanical Name Chenopodium album Common Name Lambs quarter Common/ Goosefoot Urdu Name Bathu
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Botanical Name Malva parviflora Common Name - Urdu Name -
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Botanical Name Medicago denticulate Common Name Clover Urdu Name Maina
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Botanical Name Medicago polymorpha Common Name Bur Clover Urdu Name Maina
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Botanical Name Melilotus indica Common Name Blue sweet clover Urdu Name Blue flower singi
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Botanical Name Mukia maderasputana Common Name Wild Cucurbit Urdu Name Chabbar
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Botanical Name - Common Name Nettle Urdu Name -
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Botanical Name Oxalis Common Name - Urdu Name -
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Botanical Name Panicum antidolate Common Name Blue panic Urdu Name Bansi Ghass
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Botanical Name Paspalum distichum Common Name Water grass Urdu Name Naru Ghas
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Botanical Name Tribulus terrestris Common Name Puncture Clover Urdu Name Bhakra, Gokhru
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Botanical Name Cyperus rotundus Common Name Purple nut sedge Urdu Name Mork ,Della
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Botanical Name Rumex dentatus Common Name Broad Leaf Dock Urdu Name Jangli Palak
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Botanical Name Rumex obtusifolius Common Name Broad Leaves Dock Urdu Name Jangli Palak
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Botanical Name Solanum Nigrum Common Name Black night shade Urdu Name Mako
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Botanical Name Euphorbia heliscopia Common Name Sun Sperge, Cats Milk, Wart spurge Urdu Name Chatri dodhak
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Botanical Name Corchorus tridens Common Name Wild jute Urdu Name Jangli Patsan
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Botanical Name Cynodon dactylon Common Name Bermuda Grass , wire grass Urdu Name Khabbal , talla ghas
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Botanical Name Stellaria media Common Name Chickweed Urdu Name -
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Botanical Name Portulaca oleracea Common Name Common pursalene Urdu Name Qulfa Loonak
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Botanical Name Dandelion Common Name - Urdu Name -
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Botanical Name Echinochloa colona Common Name Jungle Rice Urdu Name Swanki , Kala Swank
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Botanical Name Parthenium hysterophorus Common Name - Urdu Name -
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Help Taken From while compiling the List:-
Research Paper by Mr ALLAH DAD KHAN PPD CMPII NWFP COMPONENT PESHAWAR

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Re: Common Weeds of Pakistan

Post by M Farooq » January 30th, 2013, 12:59 am

Highly appreciated Farhan.

I am not sure if someone has cooked "False Amaranth"- it makes an edible saag.

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Re: Common Weeds of Pakistan

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » January 30th, 2013, 8:52 am

EXCELLENT, the next step is how to get rid of them,
Bind weed has deep roots/suckers, keep removing as they appear and over years they would be gone
Some grasses have to be removed every year manually. Dallia/Moork is a real problem, any tried effective measures for it?
How effective are the weed killers?

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Re: Common Weeds of Pakistan

Post by Farhan Ahmed » January 30th, 2013, 9:12 am

I thought of adding seedling image, weed behaviour and eradication method of each weed but it was becoming cumbersome display wise. I will try to do that.... Members can help us with their experience as Sir Arif has suggested.

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Re: Common Weeds of Pakistan

Post by Izhar » January 30th, 2013, 9:29 am

If we had an option of 'Like' on the forum..... super likes for this post from my side... these weeds give a backache in a newly planted garden.. although labor intensive method but i have only used hand weeding and weekly removal of these weeds will greatly reduce their population within 2 two months... for weeds which have become big and require more force to pull them up are given small volume of concentrated solution of urea/DAP directly on their base and they wilt within 2-3 hours..

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Re: Common Weeds of Pakistan

Post by khabbab » January 30th, 2013, 11:22 am

Impressive. I was also preparing something like this for my blog and i saw this. Good work farhan.
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Re: Common Weeds of Pakistan

Post by Farhan Ahmed » January 30th, 2013, 2:14 pm

I have observed that in case of many grasslike weeds, its of no use to remove visible part, and weeds keep coming up. The only way out is to remove the deep rooted rhizomes.
Another aspect of getting rid off weeds is to not let them flower. If they flower, its becomes very difficult to control because of very good seed dispersal/count.

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Re: Common Weeds of Pakistan

Post by madiha » June 2nd, 2013, 11:02 pm

M Farooq wrote:Highly appreciated Farhan.

I am not sure if someone has cooked "False Amaranth"- it makes an edible saag.

Regards,

Farooq
jangli chulai and qulfa, loonak both used for edible as saag
Gulcheen ne koshish kar dali, soni ho chaman ki har dali,...
kantoon ne mubarak kam kia, pholon ki hifazat kar baithe....

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Re: Common Weeds of Pakistan

Post by madiha » June 2nd, 2013, 11:03 pm

any one know the scientific name of khbazi weed.???
Gulcheen ne koshish kar dali, soni ho chaman ki har dali,...
kantoon ne mubarak kam kia, pholon ki hifazat kar baithe....

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Re: Common Weeds of Pakistan

Post by M Farooq » June 3rd, 2013, 11:11 am

madiha wrote:any one know the scientific name of khbazi weed.???
Do you have a picture? And to which language does the word "khbazi" belong? Once we know that, finding the answer would be easy!

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