Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Eclipta prostrata (L.) L. image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           
Family Asteraceae
Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.
false daisy, yerba-de-tajo
Eclipta: from Greek ekleipo meaning "deficient," and referring to the absence of a pappus
prostrata: prostrate
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: weakly erect to spreading, annual/perennial, hairy forb with many branches; often rooting at the stem nodes
Flower: head 1/4" wide with whitish, minute disk flowers; inflorescence of 1-3 heads at the top of the stem or from the leaf axils; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Fruit:thick, dry seed with no fluffy pappus
Leaf:lance-like to linear with a pointed tip, opposite, not divided
Habitat: moist; bottomlands; in muddy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Eclipta alba (L.) Hassk.
Eclipta erecta L.
Verbesina alba L.
Verbesina prostrata L.

         
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