Sunday, June 10, 2012

Eclipta alba

Eclipta alba (L.) Hassk. (Family Asteraceae/Compositae) is a small herbaceous plant. The plant can stay appressed to the ground. Often the stem are aerial bearing white composite flowers, the stalk of which arise from the stem subtended by the sesile leaf. The leaves are small, oval shaped and somewhat elongated. The top surface of the leaves are covered with small whitish. spines.

Considered a herbal plant. The common names are urang-aring and daun siput.







I managed to magnify the flower some 20-30 times the actual size. It looks pure and beautiful.

3 comments:

georgi said...

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beeroo said...

Nice. Thanks for sharing :)

TAT said...

Hey, just wanted to add eclipta alba has a wide range of applications. Most people mention it's hair growing uses, but it also has anti aging and detoxification applications.