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J.M. Garg

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Feb 22, 2011, 7:04:23 AM2/22/11
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Forwarding for Id assistance please.



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From: vikram jit singh <vikramji...@gmail.com>
Date: 22 February 2011 11:35
Subject: WILD FLOWER ID
To: "J.M. Garg" <jmg...@gmail.com>


Dear Mr Garg,


I wanted to seek ur expertise on the identity of a wild purple flower which grows in clumps in the lower Shiwalik foothills. It is very common and gives of a exotic odour. I am attaching a pix. Could u tell me the name and something about this flower.

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Vikram.


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Gurcharan Singh

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Feb 22, 2011, 7:21:31 AM2/22/11
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It is  a distant shot but it looks like Ageratum conyzoides of family Asteraceae


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Pankaj Kumar

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Feb 22, 2011, 7:26:58 AM2/22/11
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Looks like Ageratum to me.
Pankaj


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Neil Soares

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Feb 22, 2011, 8:10:33 AM2/22/11
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Hi,
 Agree with Dr. Pankaj. This is an invasive weed - the Mexican Floss Flower [Ageratum houstonianum] a native of Peru & Mexico.
                  With regards,
                    Neil Soares.

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Gurcharan Singh

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Feb 22, 2011, 9:32:40 AM2/22/11
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Yes A. houstonianum is a better choice. I was under the impression that this is commonly a cultivated species, never thought it could become an invasive weed.



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Dr Pankaj Kumar

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Feb 22, 2011, 10:25:13 AM2/22/11
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Yes Vikram sir,
this is EXOTIC, meaning not a native plant and INVASIVE, which
basically means, it has the ability to suppress the indigenous
vegetation of an area and multiply itself and a WEED, which basically
means, it is an unwanted plant.
Regards
Pankaj


On Feb 22, 7:32 pm, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes A. houstonianum is a better choice. I was under the impression that this
> is commonly a cultivated species, never thought it could become an invasive
> weed.
>
> --
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> Retired  Associate Professor
> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
> Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
> Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 6:40 PM, Neil Soares <drneilsoa...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >  Agree with Dr. Pankaj. This is an invasive weed - the Mexican Floss Flower
> > [Ageratum houstonianum] a native of Peru & Mexico.
> >                   With regards,
> >                     Neil Soares.
>
> > --- On *Tue, 2/22/11, Pankaj Kumar <sahanipan...@gmail.com>* wrote:
>
> > From: Pankaj Kumar <sahanipan...@gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [efloraofindia:63359] Fwd: WILD FLOWER ID
>
> > To: "J.M. Garg" <jmga...@gmail.com>
> > Cc: "efloraofindia" <indian...@googlegroups.com>, "vikram jit singh" <
> > vikramjitsing...@gmail.com>
> > Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 5:56 PM
>
> > Looks like Ageratum to me.
> > Pankaj
>
> > On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 5:34 PM, J.M. Garg <jmga...@gmail.com<http://us.mc339.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=jmga...@gmail.com>>
> > wrote:
> > > Forwarding for Id assistance please.
>
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> > > From: vikram jit singh <vikramjitsing...@gmail.com<http://us.mc339.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=vikramjitsing...@gmail.com>
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> > > Date: 22 February 2011 11:35
> > > Subject: WILD FLOWER ID
> > > To: "J.M. Garg" <jmga...@gmail.com<http://us.mc339.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=jmga...@gmail.com>
> > > J.M.Garg (jmga...@gmail.com<http://us.mc339.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=jmga...@gmail.com>
> > )
> > >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jmgarg1
> > > 'Creating awareness of Indian Flora & Fauna'
> > > The whole world uses my Image Resource of more than a thousand species &
> > > eight thousand images of Birds, Butterflies, Plants etc. (arranged
> > > alphabetically & place-wise):
> > >http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:J.M.Garg. You can also use
> > them
> > > for free as per Creative Commons license attached with each image.
> > > For identification, learning, discussion & documentation of Indian Flora,
> > > please visit/ join our Google e-group-
> > > Efloraofindia:http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepixor
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vikram jit singh

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Feb 22, 2011, 11:31:32 PM2/22/11
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Thanks for the advice.
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