All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Leafy Elephant's Foot; Carolina Tobaccoweed</strong>
<em>Elephantopus carolinianus</em>/Aster Family<br>
I have no idea why this is called "Elephant Foot!" A closely related flower, with large basal leaves, is called "Devil's Grandmother!" So...
Leafy Elephant's Foot; Carolina Tobaccoweed
Elephantopus carolinianus/Aster Family

I have no idea why this is called "Elephant Foot!" A closely related flower, with large basal leaves, is called "Devil's Grandmother!" Some plants have very strange names. These were found in Oak Ridge. These are interesting little flowers when observed closely, these are made up of four individual flowers each. The plant is in the Composite Family.
Perennial
Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, University of Tennessee Arboretum, Big South Fork NRRA, Big Ridge SP, Pickett SP, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP

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