• Common Name : Hathrapethiya / Aquatic clover

• Scientific Name : Marshelia quadrifolia

• Family : Marsiliaceae

• Life cycle : Perannial

• Morphological characters :

• Stem – Thin, cylindrical, creep hardy plant. Tolerates low light levels and a wide range of water conditions. Grows much like gloss stigma only slower. Submersed growth averages 1-2″ tall.

• Roots – The roots are submerged under water or rooted in the mud.

• Leaves – are quadra foliate. Leaflet is nearly round shaped. Light green in color.

• Flowers – Purple in color.

• Propagation : By Stolons.

• Agricultural importance : Clogging the water bodies.

• Uses : For ornamental and decorating Purposes.

• Control measures : Hand weeding and mechanical weeding.