Coat Buttons (Mexican Daisy)
Scientific Name - Tridax procumbens L.
Family - Compositae
Hairy perennial from a taproot. Stems ascending or usually prostrate. Leaves opposite, fairy, with short petioles. Leaf margins irregular with large, rough teeth and small lobes. Flowers white or yellowish, in heads on long stalks at the tips of stems and branches. Seeds with many hairs at tip. Reproduces by seed. Found in turf, open pinewoods and disturbed areas. Occurs in central and southern peninsula of Florida and Hawaii. Also found in the West Indies, Mexico, Central and South America, Tropical Africa, Tropical Asia, New Guinea, the Philippines, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania.