Elephantopus tomentosus - Linnaeus
Asteraceae (Composite Sunflower) Famuly
Plant is an upright, hairy, freely branched perennial. Preferred habitat is woodlands and yards. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are alternate on the stem; base leaves egg-shaped to lance-like and tapering to the tip with sides less than equal, or may form an angle to the left with tip pinched and tapering. Leaf margins are slightly toothed. Base of leaf graduates to a narrow point. Stem leaves are small, but well developed.
Flowers are solitary at the end of a tall stem; bisexual; symmetrical in shape. Disc flowers are purple, pink or occasionally white. Ray flowers are absent; outer bracts are oval. Flowers occur in the summer - August to November.
Fruit is a seed which outer layer is fused to it.