specialty journal of agricultural sciences
Indigenous Utilization of Weed Flora of District Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Muhammad Nauman Khan, Abdul Razzaq, Fazal Hadi, Naushad Khan, Abdul Basit, Farmanullah Jan
District Charsadda is a very important center of plant biodiversity in the central plain of Peshawar valley, Pakistan. The present study was carried out during 2015-2016 to investigate the ethno botanical profile of common weed flora present in district Charsadda, KP, Pakistan. The study revealed that there were 40 weed species belonging to 21 families. Among them, 25 weeds were annual herbs, 9 weeds were perennial herbs, three were annual grass, one was a climbing herb, one was a parasitic weed, and one was rhizomatic grass. The dominant families were Asteraceae, Fabaceae and Poaceae having 5 species (12.5 %) each followed by Ranunculaceae with 3 species (7.5 %). Plants were systematically arranged into botanical names, local names, families, habits, habitats, used parts, flowering periods, localities, and ethno botanical uses. The main aim of the study is the documentation and collection of ethno botanical information of the weed flora growing in the area.