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Elephantopus mollis

(Tobacco Weed, Elephant’s Foot)

FAMILY

Asteraceae

Species

Elephantopus mollis

Common name(s)

Tobacco Weed, Elephant’s Foot

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white to pink; herb to 1 m tall

Distinguishing features

Stems hairy, leaves alternate, ovate to 25 x 10 cm, margins crenate to sharply toothed, lower surface dotted with resinous glands. Flower heads in dense clusters subtended. Disc florets white to pink; pappus of 5 bristles wider at the base, each to 4 mm long

Elephantopus mollis