Etymology: Eclipta: from Greek ekleipo meaning "deficient," and referring to the absence of a pappus
Plants: weakly erect to spreading, annual/perennial, hairy forb with many branches; often rooting at the stem nodes
Leaves: lance-like to linear with a pointed tip, opposite, not divided
Flowers: 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.
Fruits: thick, dry seed with no fluffy pappus
Habitat: moist; bottomlands; in muddy soil
Conservation Status: Special Concern
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 5, Wetland Indicator = FACW WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin listed species including state and federal status, photos, etc. USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"