Tridax procumbens L.

Common name

English: Coat Buttons

Mandarin: 羽芒菊 (yu mang ju)

Portuguese: Erva-de-touro

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2299)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2201)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (1860)

      Order: Asterales (196)

        Family: Asteraceae (196) (family description)

          Genus: Tridax (1)

           Epithet: procumbens L. (2)

Synonyms: Balbisia canescens Rich., Balbisia divaricata Cass.

canescens => greyish-white, hoary

divaricata => straggly, sprawling, or spreading

procumbens => prostrate or lying down

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow, white

External links

Check for Tridax procumbens at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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