Wild Flowers from the Farm and Caingin

It's amazing how these wild flowers are considered grass by upland farmers in Northern Luzon and easily uprooted or sprayed with herbicides. Now that they are becoming very rare, people are beginning to realize how useful and medicinal it was.

Here's a few to test your memories if you have ever seen these wild flowers around your farms or caingin (clearing) and know of its uses. If you have another name or uses for them, please share in the comments section.
 
Above plant is believed by the mountain people to be good for stopping blood flow when wounded while working in the farm.
 
This plant looks like a dandelion but is not. It's native name is "holok di hapon" (Japanese grass) and believed to have antiseptic effects for wounds.

The native Ifugao name of this plant with black matured flowers is "anggwad" and the matured flower is a potent ingredient for making the yeast for brewing rice wine.

When the plant is just flowering, the flower is a five-petaled beauty. The yellow thing in the middle is what matures to be like the one you see on the above image.
This is the dried stem of an "apeet" (Ifugao name), another wild plant flower for healing wounds and boils. In the background is the green leaf of another wild plant that I don't know the name of. Do share if you know.
Lastly, here's another wild flower that's pretty and helpful yet farmers don't like it. Care to guess its name and use?
 

These are my recent photos from my travel home. It's few but hopefully I can find time to visit more farms or caingins and increase this list soon. Do bear with me.

Cheers! ~D'isay

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