|Species||Rough; referring to the texture of the plant|
|Synonyms||Elephantopus carolinensis G.Mey., Elephantopus sordidus Salisb.|
|Common Names||Elephant's Foot|
|Native Distribution||Tropical America, Africa, Asia, Australia|
Elephantopus scaber is a common weed among lawns. It has dark green elongated leaves arranged in a rosette at the base. The leaf margins are uneven or serrated. A flowering stem extends out where it ends with 3 bracts holding the purple flowers.
Flowering stalks of the Elephant's Foot emerging from the lawn.
Form of the Elephant's Foot.
Leaves are arranged in a rosette.
Close-up of the flowers subtended by 3 bracts.