Plant ID forum: Anyone recognize this weed?

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jun 8, 2014 9:38 AM CST
This plant sprouted up in a container where I stuck some Hibiscus cuttings to root. It seems to have a main stem with side stems branching from it and very teeny, tiny whitish flowers which remind me of Erigeron. I've looked at many photo's and can't seem to find a match.





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Name: Meghan
Summerville, South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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mw236
Jun 8, 2014 10:07 AM CST
I have definitely seen this weed here in SC... could it be Eclipta prostrata a.k.a. false daisy?
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Jun 8, 2014 10:40 AM CST
It does look like Eclipta prostrata, False Daisy.

It is a valuable medicinal, used similarly to Echinacea. The Chinese introduced it to Hawai'i for it's medicinal properties.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclipta_prostrata

http://naturalhomeremedies.co/Eprostrata.html

http://www.naturalwellbeing.com/learning-center/Eclipta_pros...

http://examine.com/supplements/Eclipta+alba/
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jun 8, 2014 11:21 AM CST
Thanks you two! Thumbs up Thumbs up

Eclipta prostrata certainly looks like an exact match! There are a couple of photo's in the ATP database Yerba de Tajo (Eclipta prostrata) and I will add mine.
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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Jun 8, 2014 11:27 AM CST
Mix with mint & lemon for a good cup of tea!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jun 8, 2014 11:46 AM CST
Dave: I drink a lot of tea so I might just have to give that a try! Interesting medicinal qualities too, so thank you for those links!

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