Angiosperm weed diversity of Puliyankulam, Kovilpatti, Thoothukudis District, Tamil Nadu, India
Lakshmanan R, Meera A, Parameshwari M and Lillyjoymalar S
Survey on the weed plant diversity is an important activity to assess the existing flora. A total of 139 weed species belonging to 108 genera of 36 angiosperm families have been documented. 52% of Angiosperm weed species of them are herbaceous. The present study was enumerated 23 weed species documented in the family Euphorbiaceae and Fabaceae, followed by Asteraceae with 21 weed species, Acanthaceae with 20 species and Amaranthaceae with 18 species are observed as the dominant families. In this article, family, botanical name, habit, vernacular name and various applications of the recorded plants are enumerated systematically.