Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2719

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain

Look for it in savannas, seepage bogs, depression ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves more or less sessile

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: White
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Lustrous black
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Eupatorium leucolepis   FAMILY Asteraceae__

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eupatorium leucolepis var. leucolepis   FAMILY Asteraceae__

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-34-008:
Eupatorium leucolepis   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Eupatorium leucolepis var. leucolepis

 

COMMON NAME:
Savanna Eupatorium, Justiceweed


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image of Eupatorium leucolepis

JK Marlow    jkm161001_147

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

"Justiceweed" was used by SC's John Justice to treat snakebites in 1800s, per New York Natural Heritage Program.

image of Eupatorium leucolepis

JK Marlow    jkm161001_148

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

"leucolepis" = white-scaled, referring to white-haired involucral bracts, per New York Natural Heritage Program.

image of Eupatorium leucolepis

JK Marlow    jkm161001_834

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

A flat-topped cluster of tiny flower heads, each w long-pointed white bracts, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Eupatorium leucolepis

JK Marlow    jkm161001_837

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Leaves well-spaced, almost sessile, about 12mm wide, with toothed margins, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.