Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


509

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

map
To see a detailed map, click here

 

partial shade shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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


Click or hover over the thumbnails to see larger pictures.

image of Elephantopus tomentosus, Common Elephant's Foot, Upland Elephant's Foot, Woodland Elephant's Foot

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_elto2_001_lvd

        

image of Elephantopus tomentosus, Common Elephant's Foot, Upland Elephant's Foot, Woodland Elephant's Foot

JK Marlow    jkm0401e_11

January    Greenville County    SC

image of Elephantopus tomentosus, Common Elephant's Foot, Upland Elephant's Foot, Woodland Elephant's Foot

JK Marlow    jkm0007b_15

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Elephantopus tomentosus, Common Elephant's Foot, Upland Elephant's Foot, Woodland Elephant's Foot

JK Marlow    jkm0308m_17

August    Greenville County    SC

Two to five 5-lobed disk flowers in a circle, resembling ray flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Elephantopus tomentosus, Common Elephant's Foot, Upland Elephant's Foot, Woodland Elephant's Foot

JK Marlow    jkm100821_457

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Elephantopus tomentosus, Common Elephant's Foot, Upland Elephant's Foot, Woodland Elephant's Foot

JK Marlow    jkm100821_464

August    Greenville County    SC

Flowers in heads surrounded by 3 conspicuous bracts, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Elephantopus tomentosus, Common Elephant's Foot, Upland Elephant's Foot, Woodland Elephant's Foot

JK Marlow    jkm100821_470

August    Greenville County    SC

Leaves are mostly basal, broadly oblong, and lie flat on the ground, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Elephantopus tomentosus, Common Elephant's Foot, Upland Elephant's Foot, Woodland Elephant's Foot

JK Marlow    jkm160826_007

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Elephantopus tomentosus, Common Elephant's Foot, Upland Elephant's Foot, Woodland Elephant's Foot

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_e_tomentosus

August        

image of Elephantopus tomentosus, Common Elephant's Foot, Upland Elephant's Foot, Woodland Elephant's Foot

JK Marlow    jkm111016_017

October    Greenville County    SC

Stems hirsute, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Elephantopus tomentosus, Common Elephant's Foot, Upland Elephant's Foot, Woodland Elephant's Foot

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmetomentosus_habit

Month Unknown