Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Eclipta prostrata (Linnaeus) Linnaeus
(Yerbe de Tajo, False Daisy)

Family: Asteraceae

Status: Exotic

Eclipta alba (Linnaeus) Hasskarl
Eclipta erecta Linnaeus
Verbesina alba Linnaeus

Eclipta prostrata has short white rays. It is an annual with a weak stem and can root at the nodes. The leaves are lanceolate and remotely serrulate. It is found around moist farmlands and near the Gila River around Cliff.
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Eclipta prostrata, photo Danielle Walkup & Bill Norris, Gila River, Lichty Center, June 24, 2008

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