linear, elliptic, lanceolate
January - December
0.0 - 0.1
Stems mauve colored. Covered with flat hairs. Upright growth.
The Acadians call Eclipta alba "souci". This name is misapplied and is an old French name marigold (Holmes 1990). It is found in mud at the edges of fresh water, nearly throughout Louisiana and Texas. It ranges throughout the warmer parts of the world. The origin of Eclipta alba is not clear with some authors claiming that the species is indigenous to Europe while others believe it to be native to North America.
Damp sandy or muddy sites, bottomlands.