• Common Name : Wathupalu

• Scientific Name : Mikania micrantha

• Family : Asteraceae

• Life cycle : Perennial

• Morphological characters : Oval shape and sharp leaves has serrated margin. Stem is a vine having hairs. Have apical inflotescence.

• 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