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PlantFiles: Elephant's foot
Elephantopus scaber

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Elephantopus (el-eh-fun-TOE-pus) (Info)
Species: scaber (SKAB-er) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender
Purple

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral smiln32 On Dec 2, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Elephantopus scaber has been used in Brazil as a traditional remedy to cause diuresis, reduce fever and to eliminate bladder stones.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Vienna, Virginia



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