Sphagneticola trilobata

Scientific name: Sphagneticola trilobata (L.) Pruski
Synonym: Wedelia trilobata (L.) Hitchc
Botanical family: ASTERACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)

Puerto Rico:

  • manzanilla

Costa Rica:

  • marigold


  • zeba femme

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Perennial herb, with trailing or ascending branches rooting at thenodes.  Leaves opposite, sessile, elliptical to obovate, 2-12 cm x 1-6 cm, apex acute,cuneate at the base, marginsserrate-dentate often lobed; inflorescence a capitulum on axillary or terminal peduncles; ray florets bright yellow; achenes 5mm long, oblong to obovoid, compressed.







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