OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Eclipta prostrata   FAMILY Asteraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eclipta prostrata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-59-001:
Eclipta alba   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Verbesina alba

 

COMMON NAME:
Yerba-de-tajo, false daisy


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image of Eclipta prostrata, Yerba-de-tajo, false daisy

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_ecpr_003_lvd

        

image of Eclipta prostrata, Yerba-de-tajo, false daisy

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_veal6_001_lvd

        

image of Eclipta prostrata, Yerba-de-tajo, false daisy

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_eclipta_prostrata_2

August        

image of Eclipta prostrata, Yerba-de-tajo, false daisy

Gill Newberry    gn09_e_alba_prostrata

September        

image of Eclipta prostrata, Yerba-de-tajo, false daisy

Gill Newberry    gn09_e_young_fruits

September        

image of Eclipta prostrata, Yerba-de-tajo, false daisy

Roxanna Martin    rlm91811_199

September    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Eclipta prostrata, Yerba-de-tajo, false daisy

Roxanna Martin    rlm91811_202

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Ray flowers numerous, about 1mm; disc flowers many, corollas 4-lobed, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Eclipta prostrata, Yerba-de-tajo, false daisy

Roxanna Martin    rlm9209_066

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Phyllaries persistent, in 2-3 series, subequal, spreading in fruit, per Flora of North America.

image of Eclipta prostrata, Yerba-de-tajo, false daisy

Roxanna Martin    rlm9209_069

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves narrow, long-tapered at both ends, opposite, and held horizontally, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Eclipta prostrata, Yerba-de-tajo, false daisy

Roxanna Martin    rlm9209_083

September    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Eclipta prostrata, Yerba-de-tajo, false daisy

Roxanna Martin    rlm9709_308

September    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Eclipta prostrata, Yerba-de-tajo, false daisy

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_eclipta_prostrata

September        

Flowers are in small axillary and terminal clusters, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Eclipta prostrata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eclipta prostrata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-59-001:
Eclipta alba   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Verbesina alba

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2221

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Moist or wet disturbed areas, ditches, shores, disturbed bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: White
Disc: White
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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