Plant ID forum: Elephant's Foot (Elephantopus carolinianus); growing in Shade

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Sep 22, 2011 8:48 PM CST
Found this growing in the shade at the edge of a wooded area. Any ideas?

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Sep 22, 2011 9:48 PM CST
It resembles Palafoxia texana, http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fact-sheet-rare-plant/palafoxia...
but the leaves are very different.
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Sep 24, 2011 10:28 AM CST
I think it's Leafy elephant's-foot, Elephantopus carolinianus It's very pretty, reminds me of hands since it has five fingers.

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ELCA3&photoID=elc...
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Sep 24, 2011 3:24 PM CST
I think you are a lot closer that I was, here is another picture; http://wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=27880
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Sep 24, 2011 3:37 PM CST
Christine, you are on the money about the genus. There are three species that are known to grow in Texas, so now come the problem of trying to distinguish between the three.
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