Ethnobotanical Profile of Weed Flora of District Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA

  • Muhammad Nauman Khan University of Peshawar
  • Abdul Razzaq University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan
  • Fazal Hadi University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan
  • Naushad Khan University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan
  • Abdul Basit University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan
  • Farmanullah Jan University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan
  • Nasir Khan Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KP, Pakistan

Abstract

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 March 2015 to April 2016 to investigate the ethnobotanical 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 herb, 9 weeds were perennial herb, three were annual grass, one was climbing herb, one was the parasitic weed, and one was rhizomatic grass. The dominant families were Asteraceae, Fabaceae and poaceae having 5 species (12.5%) each followed by Ranunculaceae 3 species (7.5%). plants were systematically arranged into botanical names, local names, families, habit, habitat, partly used, flowering periods, locality and ethnobotanical uses. The main aim of the study is the documentation and ethnobotanical information of the weed flora growing in the area.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Nauman Khan, University of Peshawar

Department of Botany

Abdul Razzaq, University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan

Centre of Plant Biodiversity

Fazal Hadi, University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan

Department of Botany

Naushad Khan, University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan

Department of Botany

Abdul Basit, University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan

Department of Botany

Farmanullah Jan, University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan

Department of Botany

Nasir Khan, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KP, Pakistan

Department of Botany

Published
2018-09-10
How to Cite
KHAN, Muhammad Nauman et al. Ethnobotanical Profile of Weed Flora of District Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. RADS Journal of Biological Research & Applied Sciences, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, p. 14-23, sep. 2018. ISSN 2521-8573. Available at: <http://jbas.juw.edu.pk/index.php/JBAS/article/view/117>. Date accessed: 26 sep. 2018.