• Common Name : Wathuragas

• Scientific Name : Peperomia pellucida

• Family : Piperaceae

• Life cycle : Annual

• Morphological characters : Erect succulent plant with well branched, around 40 – 50 cm height, ovate leaves alternately arranged. Leaf margine is dentate.

• Propagation : Seeds

• Agricultural importance : Compete for light, moisture, space, nutrients. Reduce the yield qualitatively and quantitatively.

• Uses : No special use

• Control measures : Manual and mechanical weeding Chemical control – Roundup or Gramoxon