Wedelia trilobata (L.) A. S. Hitchcock
- Common Name: Rabbits Paw
- Family: Asteraceae Giseke
- Country of Origin: West Indies, central America and northern South America
- Description: Low-growing mat about 10" with deeply lobed leaves. Blooms profusely with 1" yellow-orange flowers resembling marigolds or zinnias, which are borne singly on the end of each stem. Plant creeps and roots at nodes, making a dense ground cover.
In addition, this species has traditionally been used to treat hepatitis, indigestion, and infections.
- Uses: Studies have shown effectiveness as an anti-inflammatory, anti- microbial, and analgesic. Uses in traditional medicine include in Trinidad and Tobago where it is used for reproductive problems, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea. In South America it is used to treat symptoms of colds and flu; for fevers and inflammations.
From Philippine Alternative Medicine
- USDA Zone: 8b-11
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- Accession # 198500646
- Source: Unknown
- Accession Date: 12-31-1985
- Bench: 1301 - NEO:Caribbean A
- Qty: 2 confirmed on 05-22-2013
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- SubClass: euasterid II
- Order: Asterales
- Family: Asteraceae
- SubFamily: Asteroideae
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