Trianthema triquetra

Scientific Name : Trianthema triquetra Family : Portulacaceae Order : Caryophyllales

Trianthema triquetra

A prostrate herb. Leaves opposite, unequal, narrowly elliptic. Flowers small in clusters. Fruit a capsule with a cushion of tissue.
Found in moist places and dried ditches.
Flowers and fruits: June to Jan

Kingdom - Plantae

Family - Aizoaceae[ice plant family]

Synonym - Trianthema triquetra Willd, Trianthema crystallina, Trianthema triquetra Rottl

Origin / Native - India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Common Name - Carpet weeds

Uses - Ayurveda, Medicinal, Chicken box treatement of south india

Type - Annual, perennial

Habit - Succulent Herb

Height - Up to 15.748 inches tall

Foliage - Simple, ovate, fleshy, green, clustered, alternately arranged leaves

Flowers - Simple, tiny, red, green, reddish brown color

Stems - Woody, reddish, mild hairy, prostrate, fleshy, diffuse, 7.87 inches long

Good For - Herb garden, ground cover, hanging baskets, pots

Found In - Forest, grassland

Propagation - Seeds, Cutting

Light Requirement & Care - Full sun, part shade, normal, well drained soil, average water, low maintenance

Trianthema triquetra rottl
Trianthema triquetra rottl

Trianthema triquetra foliage, flowers & seeds
Trianthema triquetra foliage, flowers & seeds

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Kundadam, Dharapuram, Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu, India

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