Sphagneticola trilobata (L.) Pruski


BAY BISCAYNE CREEPING-OXEYE



Sphagneticola trilobata (L.) Pruski

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Sphagneticola trilobata (L.) Pruski

Bay Biscayne creeping-oxeye,Singapore daisy, creeping-oxeye, trailing daisy, and wedelia

Valu Mirihi

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BAY BISCAYNE CREEPING-OXEYE DESCRIPTION

Spreading, mat-forming perennial herb up to 30 cm in height. Has rounded stems up to 40 cm long, rooting at nodes and with the flowering stems ascending. Leaves are fleshy, hairy, 4–9 cm long and 2–5 cm wide, serrate or irregularly toothed, normally with pairs of lateral lobes, and dark green above and lighter green below. Peduncles are 3–10 cm long; involucres are campanulate to hemispherical, about 1 cm high; chaffy bracts are lanceolate, rigid. The flowers are bright yellow ray florets of about 8-13 per head, rays are 6–15 mm long; disk-corollas 4–5 mm long. The pappus is a crown of short fimbriate scales. The seeds are tuberculate achenes, 4–5 mm long. Propagation is mostly vegetatively as seeds are usually not fertile

BAY BISCAYNE CREEPING-OXEYE FACTS
  • Sphagneticola trilobata is listed in the IUCN's “List of the world's 100 worst invasive species”
BAY BISCAYNE CREEPING-OXEYE BEHAVIOUR AND ECOLOGY

In Maldives, Sphagneticola trilobata can be seen in wild and in gardens. This plant prefers full sun but also performs well in shady conditions. Very adaptable to wide range of soil types, including nutrient-poor sand, saline soils, swampy or waterlogged areas, and bare limestone. Tolerant of dry periods and periodic innudation. Fast growth may smother nearby groundcovers, so plant should be pruned back regularly. Easily propagated by stem cuttings and stolons.

BAY BISCAYNE CREEPING-OXEYE REPRODUCTION

Pollination Method: Biotic (Fauna) (Insects,Butterfly, Moth)

Propagation Method : Seed, Stem Cutting, Stolon / Runner.

BAY BISCAYNE CREEPING-OXEYE RELATIONSHIP WITH HUMAN

It is used as a garden ornament. Toxic Upon Ingestion, all plant parts contain ivalin, toxic to mammals, can cause aborted fetuses when ingested.