• Common Name : Divipahuru

• Scientific Name : Ipomea pes-tigridis

• Family : Convolvulaceae

• Life cycle : Annual

• Morphological characters : Stem – Somewhat hard cylindrical, creep grow along the various surfaces. Tender creeps are light green in color while matures are reddish brown. There are tendils at each leaf petiole.

Roots – Mainly tap root and fibrous roots occur at the point of leaves beginning .

Leaves are lobbed in to 5 lobes.

• Propagation : By Seeds.

• Agricultural importance : It competes for sunlight, moisture, and besides soil nutrients. Cover the canopies of large trees.

• Uses : Can incorporate with soil for organic matter. Avoid soil erosion.

• Control measures : Hand weeding and mechanical weeding using mammoties