Saturday, September 5, 2009

Plant Quiz - Elephantopus carolinianus





Habitat: old field, shady, lower on a slope, SE Indiana (Fayette County)
Any help?

Answer - Elephantopus carolinianus. Good job, Scott. I had never seen this flower before. Apparently, the florets are considered to be disc flowers, not ray flowers.

2 comments:

Scott said...

Looks like Elephantopus carolinianus. I've never seen the other species of Elephantopus, so without the entire plant I couldn't rule them out, but only E. carolinianus is known from Indiana.

Justin Thomas said...

Lies! I claim it!