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Elephantopus carolinianus
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Scientific classification
E. carolinianus
Binomial name
Elephantopus carolinianus
Raeusch. 1797 not Willd. 1803

Elephantopus flexuosus Raf.

Elephantopus carolinianus, common names Carolina elephantsfoot or leafy elephant's foot, is a species of flowering plant in the sunflower family. It is native to the United States from Florida north as far as Ohio, Illinois, and Pennsylvania, west to Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

Elephantopus carolinianus Raeusch Carolina elephantsfootf

Elephantopus carolinianus is a perennial herb sometimes as much as 120 cm (4 feet) tall. Leaves are elliptic or ovate to lanceolate, up to 12 cm (5 inches) long, darker on the upper side than they are on the lower side. The plant produces numerous small flower heads in a tight cluster, each head generally containing only 4-5 florets.

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