Elephantopus carolinianus
(Elephant's Foot)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit


Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Elephant's Foot, Carolina Elephant's Foot, Leafy Elephant's Foot
    Synonyms: Elephantopus flexuosus, Elephantopus violaceus
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 4 - 9
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: August - October
    Status: Native

Elephantopus carolinianus, or Elephant's Foot, is native to the eastern half of the US, except the northern tier of states, and is not present in Iowa, or upper New England. It is a perennial that grows in low woods, pastures, along woodland edges and on stream sides. It blooms in late summer into fall with light purple flowers.

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