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Tridax daisy

Tridax mexicana

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Arun
Arun 7 years ago
Tridax daisy
Tridax procumbens Tridax procumbens


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2 Comments

Arun
Arun 7 years ago

Welcome @Marta RubioTexeira .....

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 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.

The MnMs
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The MnMs

Yucatán, Mexico

Lat: 20.68, Long: -88.57

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

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