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Elephantopus elatus (Tall elephant's-foot)
Smith, R.W.

Elephantopus elatus

Elephantopus elatus Bertol.

Tall Elephant's-foot

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Elephantopus elatus var. intermedius

USDA Symbol: ELEL3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: To about 2 feet in height.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , SC

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-26
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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