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Tridax daisy

Tridax mexicana


Asteraceae. The plant bears daisylike yellow-centered white or yellow flowers with three-toothed ray florets. The leaves are toothed and generally arrowhead-shaped. I think the spotting is very similar, if not the more extended Tridax procumbens.


This weed can be found in fields, meadows, croplands, disturbed areas, lawns, and roadsides in areas with tropical or semi-tropical climates.


Tridax procumbens is known for several potential therapeutic activities like antiviral, antibiotic efficacies, wound healing activity, insecticidal and anti-inflammatory activity. Some reports from tribal areas in India state that the leaf juice can be used to cure fresh wounds, to stop bleeding, as a hair tonic.

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Arun 9 years ago
Tridax daisy
Tridax procumbens Tridax procumbens

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Arun 9 years ago

Welcome @Marta RubioTexeira .....

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Thanks, Arun! I have added the ID and indeed this is the one :-)
Is nice to find out that is a medicinal herb. I found this one right in the ruins of Chichen Itza.

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Yucatán, Mexico

Spotted on Sep 7, 2011
Submitted on Sep 28, 2011

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