Sphagneticola trilobata

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  • Botanical Name : Sphagneticola trilobata (L.) Pruski
  • Synonyms : Wedelia trilobata (L.) Hitchc., Silphium trilobatum L.
  • Common Name : Singapore Daisy, Trailing Daisy, Yellow Dots, Creeping Daisy, Wedelia
  • Plant Family : Asteraceae (Compositae)
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 17
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Aranya Van

About Sphagneticola trilobata Plant :

  • Habit : A spreading perennial herb with rounded stems, rooting at the nodes.
  • Leaves : Fleshy, hairy, serrated or irregularly toothed, dark-green above and lighter green below.
  • Flowers :
    • Bracteate, bracts chaffy, lanceolate, rigid.
    • Ray florets bright yellow to orange-yellow, daisy-like.
  • Fruits : Tuberculate achenes with elongated brown seeds.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : Almost throughout the year.
  • Significance : It is generally grown as an ornamental plant.