Elephantopus tomentosus from Jake in SC

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Plant leaves grows flat on ground with flower stalks with small purple flowers grows in shade near oak tree

Hi Jake,

your plant is called Elephant’s-foot, Elephantopus tomentosus. It is in the Asteraceae, or aster family. There are 4 species of Elephantopus in the Carolinas. This one is rather common and widespread.


Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS


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