• Common Name : Wal thalkola

• Scientific Name : Ipomea triloba

• Family : Convolvullaceae

• Life cycle : Annual

• Morphological characters : Stem – Thin, cylindrical, creep grow along soil surfaces. Tender creeps are light green in color while matures are reddish brown.

Roots – fibrous roots .

Leaves – Dark green in color with reddish brown shades.

Flowers: The yellowish flowers. This plant flowers seasonally after rain.

• Propagation : Cuttings

• Agricultural importance : May invade lawns and displace desirable grasses. May cause oxalate poisoning in livestock if eaten.

• Uses : Medicinal value.

• Control measures : Hand weeding and mechanical weeding