Woolly Elephant’s Foot Disc Flowers

Elephantopus carolinianus

Woolly Elephant’s Foot (Elephantopus carolinianus)

Family: Daisy or Composite (Asteraceae)
– Type: Herbaceous perennial
– Native Range: United States, West Indies
– Sun: Sun to part shade
– Location: Burlington, NC
– Forage: Nectar and pollen
Although a member of the composite family, the flowers of elephant’s foot are not daisy-like in appearance because each flower head contains only disc flowers. There are no ray flowers.