EPPO Global Database

Limnocharis flava(LMNFL)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: LMNFL
  • Preferred name: Limnocharis flava
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Buchenau


Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (except southern cone). A weed of rice fields, consumed as a vegetable. Introduced in Sri Lanka, India to Indochina, Malesia, China

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Limnocharis emarginata Bonpland

Common names
Name Language
Sawah flowering rush English
Sawah lettuce English
velvet leaf English
yellow bur head English
yellow velvet leaf English
gelber Froschlöffel German
buchon French
cebollo de chucha Spanish
hoja de buitre Spanish
barata Portuguese (BR)
huáng huā lìn Chinese
黄花蔺 Chinese
jinjir Indonesian
paku rawan Indonesian