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Common Name : Fringed False Pimpernal     -       Scientific Name : Lindernia ciliate (Lindernaceae)       -       Other Name : Fringed Lindernia, Hairy Slitwort (E)
Lunu Wewa
01/15/2015
Lunu Wewa
01/15/2015
Lunu Wewa
01/15/2015

This species is found mainly in the dry lowlands and the lower hills. Other than in Sri Lanka this plant is native to China, India, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines and northern Australia.

The conservation status of this species is regarded as “Near Threatened” (National Red List 2012).

This is a common species in the dry lowlands and can be found in open moist locations such as paddy fields, grasslands, roadsides and tank beds. Sap from the crushed leaves is given to mothers after childbirth. 

Two small Lycanidae butterflies the Dark Grass Blue and Lesser Grass Blue lays eggs on the leaves of this species. I have recorded both these species at Wilpattu.

This is a common species at Wilpattu and can be found close to most of the bungalows.