Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3471

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare in GA, NC, SC

Look for it in woodlands, old fields, woodland borders, and openings over mafic rocks (such as diabase) or calcareous rocks (such as limestone and calcareous sandstone), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Petioles obscured by decurrent blade

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Cream
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary
Flowers in flat-topped corymbs

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 altissimum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eupatorium altissimum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-34-009:
Eupatorium altissimum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Tall Thoroughwort, Tall Boneset