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Elephantopus tomentosus (Elephant's-foot)
Brundage, Stephanie

Elephantopus tomentosus

Elephantopus tomentosus L.

Elephant's-foot, Common Elephant's-foot, Devil's Grandmother

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Elephantopus carolinianus var. simplex, Elephantopus nudicaulis

USDA Symbol: ELTO2

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: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Pale purple or pale pink. Rarely white-flowered.


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , KY , LA , MD , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA

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


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

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