Elephant’s Foot (Flowers)

Photo of elephant's foot closeup of flowers

You may not recognize elephant’s foot as a member of the daisy or sunflower family because it lacks petal-like ray florets. Also, it has unusual, doubly compound flower clusters. Although the lowest leaves can be quite large, the name “elephant’s foot” apparently came from tropical members in the same genus, which do have bottom leaves large enough to suggest the feet of elephants.

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