Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3435

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Mountains (endemic to moderate to high elevations of the Southern Appalachians)

Look for it in moist forests, often abundant at high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Petioles 1.5-6cm long

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Lustrous black

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Ageratina roanensis   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ageratina altissima var. roanensis   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Eupatorium rugosum var. roanense

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-34-021?:
Eupatorium rugosum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Eupatorium roanensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian White Snakeroot, Appalachian Milk-poison, Appalachian Snakeroot


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image of Ageratina roanensis, Appalachian White Snakeroot, Appalachian Milk-poison, Appalachian Snakeroot

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_euur4_001_lvd

        

image of Ageratina roanensis, Appalachian White Snakeroot, Appalachian Milk-poison, Appalachian Snakeroot

JK Marlow    jkm100626_111

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Leaves generally deltoid (the base generally subcordate or truncate), per Weakley's Flora.


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image of Ageratina roanensis, Appalachian White Snakeroot, Appalachian Milk-poison, Appalachian Snakeroot

JK Marlow    jkm100626_114

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands