|Etymology||Genus||Deficient; referring to the lack of pappus attached to the fruit commonly found in the daisy family|
|Species||After prostrate; referring to the low lying form|
|Synonyms||Cotula prostrata (L.) L., Acmella lanceolata Link ex Spreng., Eclipta angustifolia C.Presl|
|Common Names||White Heads, Aring Aring|
|Native Distribution||North and South America|
Eclipta prostrata is a very common herb of lawns and scrublands. The lanceolate leaves are oppositely arranged with sparse serrations or notches along the margins. The flower clusters are distinctive; completely white with yellow stigma.
The White Heads colonising a new lawn patch covered with soil.
Leaf close-up showing fine hairs and mild serrated margins.
The flower heads in full bloom.