Elephantopus elatus


Asteraceae (Compositae)

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2.0-3.5 ft    Width: .75-1.5 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,lavender
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Meadows and wildflower gardens.
Propagation: Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Soil pH Range: Circum neutral


wildlife plant  
Attracts various pollinators.
Native Habitats: Flatwoods, sandhill, ruderal areas, cutthroat seep, wet prairie.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Called elephant's foot because of the flat basal leaf formation.