Bangladesh is a rich land of biodiversity. About 6000 species of plants are gathered in such a small area of 147570 sq km.
We are trying to introduce the flora of Bangladesh in a pack from the naturalist view, not from the eye of plant-expert. For this, there will be some unwanted mistakes.
Needless to say, pics used in this site are all original. The information is gathered here from the personal notes, collected books and from different websites.
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Keshordam, ludwigia adscendens
Keshordam (ludwigia adscendens, family: onagraceae) is a floating herb with soft and juicy stem. It grows on water or on the edge of water bodies. A kind of spongy root gives it the facility of floating on water.
Leaves are shinny green, broadly oblong-elliptic, glabrous, alternate, 2.5-5 cm long, apex obtuse. Flowers are white, petals 5, wide open, bottom yellow, stamens 8. Flowers bloom in the rainy season.
Propagation of the plant is caused by seed and cutting. In Bangladesh the plant is found in ponds, canals, beels and jheels along with Shapla, Kolmilota and Chadmala. It is used in epilepsy, hysteria and other neurotic and nervous diseases.
The aquatic plant is also found in South and Southeast Asia.