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Acmella oppositifolia (Oppositeleaf spotflower)
Smith, R.W.

Acmella oppositifolia

Acmella oppositifolia (Lam.) R.K. Jansen

Oppositeleaf Spotflower

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

This species is represented in North America by the variety Acmella oppositifolia var. repens. Other varieties occur in Central and South America.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: To about 1 foot in height, usually less.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Disc florets yellow to orange. Ray florets orange.


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0966 Collected Oct 5, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Additional resources

USDA: Find Acmella oppositifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Acmella oppositifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Acmella oppositifolia


Record Modified: 2015-12-10
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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