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Bay Biscayne creeping-oxeye


blades 5–18 × 1–5+ cm.

Ray laminae

6–15 mm.

Disc corollas

3.5–6 mm.


3–5 mm.


= ca. 40, ca. 50–54, 50–58, 56, ca. 56, 57, and 60.

Sphagneticola trilobata

Phenology Flowering nearly year round.
Habitat Ruderal, wet places
Elevation 0–10 m (0–0 ft)
from FNA
FL; Mexico; Central America; South America; West Indies; Bermuda; Indian Ocean Islands; Pacific Islands; Australia [Introduced in North America; probably introduced in Asia]
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Sphagneticola trilobata is probably native to subtropics and tropics of the New World and probably introduced in Old World. It is increasingly cultivated and is to be expected as escaped or persisting in warm to hot, sandy spots anywhere in the flora area. Report of it from Louisiana has not been confirmed.

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

Source FNA vol. 21, p. 126.
Parent taxa Asteraceae > tribe Heliantheae > subtribe Ecliptinae > Sphagneticola
Synonyms Silphium trilobatum, Wedelia trilobata
Name authority (Linnaeus) Pruski: Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 87: 114. (1996)
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