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.


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!