Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.
Family: Asteraceae
false daisy,  more...
[Eclipta alba (L.) Hassk.,  more]
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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
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