Wedelia Trilobata

Wedelia trilobata, also known as creeping oxeye or trailing daisy, is a fast-growing perennial plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family. It is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas and is widely distributed throughout the world as an ornamental plant, groundcover, or for erosion control.

The plant has large, bright green leaves that are shaped like a wedge and can grow up to 10 centimeters long. It produces yellow or orange-yellow flowers that resemble daisies and bloom all year round in warm climates. The flowers are attractive to pollinators such as butterflies and bees.

Wedelia trilobata is a versatile and hardy plant that can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions, including full sun to partial shade and a variety of soil types. It is also drought tolerant and can handle periods of neglect or infrequent watering. In fact, over-watering can cause root rot and other problems, so it is important to allow the soil to dry out between waterings.

While Wedelia trilobata is a popular ornamental plant, it is also considered invasive in some regions. Its ability to grow rapidly and spread easily can outcompete native plants, leading to a reduction in biodiversity. Therefore, it is important to be cautious when planting this species and to ensure that it is not allowed to spread beyond its intended location.

Mature Size / Spread / Form  

30-50cm / Trailing

Foliage Color

Deep purple / Pale-pink or purple

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