SL Flora


Weeds in Sri Lanka - Common Names and Sinhala Names


The common name, also known as a vernacular name of a plant which is based on the English language may be vary between one country and another country as well as different part of the same country. Sometimes, Two or more names used to single species also same name used to two or more species and this is valid to the Sinhala Name that based on Sinhalese which is the language commonly used in Sri Lanka.
Common Name Sinhala Name
Allamanda Grandiflora Val Rukaththana
Alyxia ceylanica Wal Waraka - Wal kaduru
Arrow Head Plant Mal Kohila
Asteraceae Zelanica Pupula
Asystasia Puruk - Sudu Puruk
Barbados Lily Wal Lunu Wal Lunu
Beggar weed Ath Undupiyaliya
Buffalo clover Aswenna
Bur Mallow Weed Apala -Maha Apala
Caesar Weed Apala - Kukul Adi
Castor Bean- Beheth Endaru
Rosy Periwinkle-Blue pearl Flowers Minee Mal
Crown flower Wara -Nil Wara
Cyanthillium cinereum Monara kudumbiya
Desmodium blue (Green) Wal Ratakaju
Dumbcane   Ketala
Ganges Primrose Puruk - Kaha Puruk
Goat Weed Wal Koththamalli
Golden eye-grass Binthal
Goose Foot Plant Val kohila
Hill Glory Pinna - Sudu Pinna
Holy Mangrove Katu ikili
Horsfieldia Plant Malaboda
Indian Mallow Beheth Anoda
Jin Qian Cao-Coin Grass Wal Gotukola (Kasi gas)
Jungle Geranium,                     Rathambala
Kadu Pahara Kadu pahara
Khaki weed Gomana
Lane Puwak Lane thari
Melastoma Bovitiya
Microcos paniculata Kohu kirilla
Mimosa Sleeping grass Nidi Kumba
Minnie Root Puruk - Wal puruk
Musk Mallow Kapu kinissa
Officinal breynia Gas Kaila
Pagoda Flowers Pinna - Rathu Pinna
Pepper Elder Wathura Gas
Carry Me Seed Boomi Paththra
Wedelia Kaha Karabu
Spiral Ginger Thebu - Sudu Thebu
Tick Trefoil Heen Undupiyaliya
Wild Asparagus  Hathawariya
Wild Cape Gooseberry Nalal Batu
Wild Guava Ambul pera
Wild Lantana-Verbenas Baloliya
Wild passion fruits Dal hondala
Yellow wood Sorrel Ambul Ambiliya
Yellow Burr Head Diya gowa
Little GourdKowakka
Black creeperKiri Val
Pickerel weedDiya habarala
Wild Bush SorrelNapiriththa
Koala BellsGas Kotala
Black Honey ShrubVal Kaila
Water HyacinthJapan Jabara
White Billygoat WeedAgaratum
Blue Billy Goat WeedAgaratum Nil
Diamond FlowerWal Pathpadagam
Bandicoot BerryBurulla
Peruviana PrimroseWal Diyamilla
Water Primrose or SeedboxBeru Diyamilla
Jewel VineKala Val
Blue Rat TailBalu Naguta
White Potter WeedBalu Naguta
Silver Cock's-CombWal Rajapohottu
Elephant Foot YamKidaran
Long Leaf Willow PrimroseBoru Diyanilla
Cock's-CombKiri Henda
Marsh Barbel Neeramulliya
Wild ScheffleraItta Kola
Sweet Ear plantGeta Kola
Brazilian Button - DaisyBrazilian Daisy
Wild IndigoKathuru Pila
Hoarypea  WeedPora Gasa
FireplantWada Kiriya - Keeriya
Porcupine FlowerKatu Karandu
Wonder PlantAkkapana
King's MantleNil Mal
Indian CharcoalGedumba
Ogiera WeedWal Mudu -Hulantala
Stinging NettleKahambiliya (Val)
White Lead PopinacIpil Ipil
Chinese Bur WeedApala - Heen Epala
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