Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.
False Daisy, Eclipta
Asteraceae (Aster Family)USDA Symbol: ECPR
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (N)
Specimen & Label Data
Yerba de Tago
Location: 1.5 km N of Loop 1604, on private property E of Blanco Rd.
Habitat: Moist, semi-shady, alkaline soil.
Description: Erect, single stalk, to 3-9 dm, 5 mm dia, light red-brown, much branched from axils. Many white, fiberous roots to 25 cm. Antorse-appressed, stiff hairs, less than .5 mm throughout. Leaves opposite, short petioled, linear-lanceolate, to 6 cm long w/few, obscure teeth. Flowers solitary, on axillary peduncle. Phyllaries few. Rays many, white, pistillate. Disk flowers perfect.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Sep 24, 1992
Specimen number: 481
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0727
Accession Date: Apr 26, 1994
Accession Number: 53 Annotations: SCXRB [=E. alba] (In flower)