Elephant’s foot, Tutup bumi
A plant from the daisy or sunflower family that grows well in shady areas. Its leaves are arranged in a circle at the lower part of the stem. It has tiny pale purple flowers at the top of erect stalks. Its fruits are small and dry with hair-like structures to attach to animals or people.
Status: Least concern, Native
Cultivation: Planted by seeds or transplanting
Ecological Function: Attracts pollinators, ground cover
Pollinators: Butterflies, large bees
Moisture: Well drained soils
Shade: Partial shade, no shade