Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Coelachne simpliciuscula

Rather uncommon native grass species grows on moist or wet soil along lakes, streams, seeps and springs from somewhat lower elevations to higher hills. 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Cyperus cyperinus

Common native perennial occurs in open grassy places of the hill country.  

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Eriocaulon thwaitesii

An indigenous slender tufted annual herb grows on wet patches on rock pavement, often among moss and on marshy ground from 800 to 2200 m a.s.l. Flowering from September to January.

Flower size - 4-5 mm across
Leaves - 3.5-9 cm long, 2-6 mm wide.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Phaulopsis imbricata

Common native herb with straggling hairy stems, grows close to the streams of dry and moist lowland secondary forest undergrowth. Flowering from December to May.

Flower Size - 0.3-0.4 cm across

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Black-eyed Susan (Thunbergia alata)

An introduced climber native to tropical East Africa. Cultivated as an ornamental. An escape from Botanic Gardens and naturalized along roadside embankments, tea plantations etc. Common in moist areas and hill country up to about 1500 m a.s.l. Flowering from August to February.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

Calanthe masuca

Rather common native terrestrial herb grows under the shade of trees in sub montane and montane zones. 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

ඇඹිල්ල[Ambilla]/Indian Mulberry (Morus alba)

An introduced small to medium size tree native to the China. Cultivated in home gardens and may be escaped too. Leaves can be used to feed silk worms.