Archive for Order: Asterales

Scaevola taccada

Scaevola taccada (Gaertn.) Roxb.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common.

Growth Form or Habit: Shrub.

Habit
Eastern coast; Coastal; 2010.

Flower
Labrador Park; Cultivated; 2009.

Fruits
Eastern coast; Coastal; 2010.

Seeds
Eastern coast; Coastal; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Sea Lettuce.

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(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Porophyllum ruderale

Porophyllum ruderale (Jacq.) Cass.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Naturalised.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

Fruits
Tanah Merah; Scrubland; 2010.

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(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Hippobroma longiflora

Hippobroma longiflora (L.) G. Don

Recent Synonyms: Laurentia longiflora (L.) Peterm.

Status: Exotic; Naturalised. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

Habit
National University of Singapore; 2009.

Flower
National University of Singapore; 2009.

Other Information:

Common Name: Star of Bethlehem.

More pictures can be found at

(1) Urban Forest website

(2) The Plant Observatory website

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Youngia japonica

Youngia japonica (L.) DC.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Naturalised.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

Leaves
Punggol End; Lawn; 2010.

Branching
Punggol End; Lawn; 2010.

Flowers
Punggol End; Lawn; 2010.

More pictures can be found at

(1) Urban Forest website

(2) The Plant Observatory website

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Eclipta prostrata

Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Naturalised.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

Habit
Hougang; Lawn; 2009.

Inflorescence bud
Hougang; Lawn; 2009.

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Vernonia cinerea

Vernonia cinerea (L.) Less.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Crytogenic.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

Leaf
Hougang; Lawn; 2008.

Leaf
Hougang; Lawn; 2008.

Inflorescences
Hougang; Lawn; 2008.

Fruits
Hougang; Lawn; 2008.

Other Information:

Common Name: Common Vernonia.

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(1) Urban Forest website

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Tridax procumbens

Tridax procumbens L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Naturalised.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

Inflorescence
Hougang; Lawn; 2008.

Fruits
Hougang; Lawn; 2008.

Other Information:

Common Name: Coat Button.

More pictures can be found at

(1) Urban Forest website

(2) The Plant Observatory website

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