• Common Name : Gon Kekiri

• Scientific Name : Coccinia indica

• Family : Cucurbitaceae

• Life cycle : Annual

• Morphological characters : Stem – Thin, cylindrical, creep grow along the slightly wet soil surfaces. Tender creeps are light green in color while matures are reddish brown. Roots – fibrous roots . Leaves – Dark green in color. Heart shape. Flowers: The yellowish flowers. This plant flowers most of the year.

• Propagation : Seeds

• 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