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Creeping Spot-flower

Acmella oppositifolia

Alternate Name: Creeping Spilanthes

Family: (Asteraceae) Sunflower

Habitat: Stream banks, ditches.

Height: Ground cover, up to 1 ft.

Bloom Period: July - December

Description: Perennial. Creeping spot-flower spreads freely in suitable habitat to form a ground cover. Foliage is a dark, glossy green. Stems are red.

Propagation Tips: Not available commercially. Transplants easily.

The Wildlife Connection: Nectar source for bees and butterflies.

Creeping Spot-flower
Creeping Spot-flower
Creeping Spot-flower
Little yellow butterfly on creeping spot-flower

Don Verser