Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA Mountains, rare in NC-SC Mountains)

Look for it in woodlands and woodland borders, usually fairly dry, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Pink/ Lavender
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Elephantopus tomentosus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Elephantopus tomentosus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-28-002:
Elephantopus tomentosus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Elephant's Foot, Upland Elephant's Foot, Woodland Elephant's Foot