Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.
white eclipta, false daisy, eclipta, white heads
Disturbed areas, Minor problem species
Origin: Eurasia
Growth Form: Herb
Plant Description: Strigose, branching, accumbent to erect or prostrate, node-rooting annual herb; leaves lanceolate, elliptic, or oblong, acute-acuminate, acute at base, subsessile, subtrinerved, entire or serrulate, pilose, mostly 2-10 (-15) cm long and 1-4 cm wide; heads terminal and axillary, semiglobose, to 1 cm wide, pedunculate, several to many together, heterogamous; peduncle to 7 cm long; ray-florets 1-2-seriate; involucre of ovate, acute, appressed-pubescent bracts about 6 mm long; receptacle convex, paleaceous; chaffy bracts linear; disc-florets with 4-5-fid corolla; ligules 2.5-3 mm long, entire or bifid; ray-florets pistillate, disc-florets perfect; anthers apically blunt, basally slightly sagittate; style-branches obtuse; achenes of ray-florets 3-angled, of disc-florets 4-angled, all tuberculate, black, glabrous except for a few apical hairs, depressed-truncate at apex, with 1-3 minute marginal teeth, about 2.8 mm long, marginally ribbed.
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NRCS Plants Database


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada.

Photo - flowers/leaves

Larry Allain @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Photo - flowers/leaves

Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln, NE.

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