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Authors : Rajendra Patil and Minakshi Mahajan

Page Nos : 16-19

Description :
Weeds are wildly gowing plants grows along the roadsides, hills, mountains, grasslands and forests. This work was conducted to study the diffferent weed species composition growing at ARAI Hill, Pune. The dominant weeds are from the family Asteraceae, Caesalpinaceae, Amaranthaceae, Lamiaceae.The dominating species of grasses are Heteropogon contortus (L.) P. Beauv, Melanocenchris jacquemontii Jaub. & Spach Themeda triandra and Apluda mutica L. Herbaceous flora of weeds was recorded for three years.Luxiriously growing speces are Alternanathera sessilis (L.) DC. Crotalaria hebecarpa (DC.) ,Justicia simplex D. Don.Rudd, Hyptis suaveolens (L.) ,Parthenium histerophorus L., Rungia repens (L). Nees Poit, Sopubia delphinifolia (L.) Don,Spermacocce articularis, Spermacocce stricta L.F.,Striga densiflora (Benth)., Synedrella nodiflora (L.) Gaertn, and Cassia uniflora Mill. Weeds have ecological role in the environment. They play important role in biogeochemical cycle