Saturday, August 18, 2012

නිල් පුරුක්[Nil Puruk]/Wayside tuberose/Minnieroot (Ruellia tuberosa)

A native of tropical America, introduced and grows among grasses on roadside drains, grasslands etc. in coastal areas and dry lowlands up to mid hills. Flowering throughout the year. 


  1. Like the new look !
    I think I have seen this plant quite a lot by the roadside....wonder why these introduced plants always invade our habitats.

  2. Patali
    After long time :)
    Yea it is very common along most roadsides. In absence of predation and competition with other native species Introduced plants proliferate quickly and sometime become invasive.