Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Woolly Elephant’s Foot

Woolly Elephant’s Foot

Elephantopus tomentosus

Part shade to light shade, moderately dry moisture level, loamy or sandy soil, slightly acid pH.  2 ft. height, blooms late summer to fall, violet/white/pink flowers.

Germination Code:  ?

Native Region:  Statewide and most concentrated in the Blue Ridge and the Ridge and Valley provinces

Similar in appearance to Carolina Elephant’s Foot but has large, densely hairy basal leaves.  Occurs in upland forests, sandy woodlands, clearings, old fields and road sides.

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