Elephant’s Foot (Elephantopus carolinianus)


Elephant’s foot gets its name from the large basal leaves of the plant. In addition to the attractive lower leaves, it is valued for a late summer to fall bloom. Each flower head rests upon leafy bracts and contains pale lavender disc florets. When in full bloom a whole inflorescence can be mistaken for a large single bloom. Elephantopus carolinianus can be found growing along streambanks, roadsides and pastures. It is related to ironweeds.

$7.00 / 4 inch pot   local provenance

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Common Name

Elephant's foot


part shade, sun

Flowering Season

Late summer


Herbaceous perennial

Soil Moisture