4" Creeping Spotflower
Acmella oppositifolia var. rapens
Creeping Spotflower is a native herbaceous perennial in the Sunflower family (Asteraceae). It grows on river banks, pond edges, and in wet ditches. This plant has creeping prostrate stems that root when in contact with the soil. Floating stems sometimes produce roots in the water. The stems are green or reddish in color and pubescent.
Spotflower has opposite leaves that are are petiolate, ovate to lance-ovate in outline, pubescent, with toothed margins. Flowers are produced in heads. The heads are terminal and solitary on long peduncles. Heads have 5-20 yellow ray flowers and 25-100 yellow disc flowers that bloom July through November.
Creeping Spotflower is an easy to grow aquatic or semi-aquatic plant. It will thrive as long as it has full or partial sun and plenty of water. It can be grown from rooted sections of the stem or from seed.
Mature size: 1ft tall and wide
Light requirements: Full sun to part shade
Attracts bees and butterflies