Neeramulliya (නීරමුල්ලිය ), Katu ikiriya (කටු ඉකිරිය), Ikiriya (ඉකිරිය)
Perennial herb of moist or wet places. Stem erect, to 1.25 m high, armed with axillary spines to 2-4 cm long. Leaves in whorls of 6, elliptic lanceolate, 4-14.5 x 1-1.2 cm, acute at apex, entire at margins, hispid above. Flowers 6-8 in a whorl, bracts lanceolate, corolla purplish-blue, tube 1.7 cm long, stamens exerted. Capsule oblong-lanceolate, to 1 cm long; seeds orbicular, to 0.75 mm broad.
|English name||Marsh Barbel|
|Edible parts||Leaves and Young stems|
|Parts used in Treatment||