Eclipta Prostrata Descriptive Essay

Botanical Description of Eclipta Prostrata.


Botanical Description of Eclipta Prostrata.

 Annual growing to 0.6m by 0.6m . It is hardy to zone 9. It is in flower in August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs). We rate it 1 out of 5 for usefulness.

 It is an annual, erect or prostate entirely pubescent herb, often rooting at nodes with opposite, sessile, usually oblong, 2.5 - 7.5 cm long leaves with appressed hairs. Floral heads 6-8 mm in diameter, solitary, white; achene compressed and narrowly winged. It grows commonly in moist places as a weed all over the world. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It requires moist or wet soil.


  • 1.Botanical info and medicinal uses of Ecliptae Herba.
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