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Eclipta prostrata (False daisy)
Smith, R.W.

Eclipta prostrata

Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.

False Daisy, Eclipta

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Eclipta alba, Eclipta erecta, Verbesina alba, Verbesina prostrata

USDA Symbol: ecpr

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous , Scabrous
Leaf Margin: Serrate
Leaf Apex: Acute
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Head
Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit: Cypsela
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Typically flowers in summer and fall, but may flower any time during the year if conditions allow for it.


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , PA , SD , TX , VA , WI , WV
Canada: ON

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0727 Collected Sep 24, 1992 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Eclipta prostrata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eclipta prostrata in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Record Modified: 2012-06-20
Research By: JAM

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