Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


545

Forb
Annual/Short-lived perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Mountains, rare in NC Mountains)

Look for it in disturbed soils, old fields, clearcuts, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple: Dissected
Lower opposite, upper alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Creamy-white/ Purplish
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 capillifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eupatorium capillifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-34-005a:
Eupatorium capillifolium var. capillifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Dog-fennel, Summer Cedar, Yankeeweed


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_euca5_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_euca5_005_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm160607_001

June    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Leaves multi-divided into numerous delicate needle-like segments, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    s000614_a

June    Greenville County    SC

Leaves bright green, segments of upper leaves 0.2-0.5mm wide, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm0307f_01

July    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

An excellent indicator of soil disturbance, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm160826_004

August    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0409h_04

September    Greenville County    SC

Utility right-of-way

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JK Marlow    jkm0409h_10b

September    Greenville County    SC

Utility right-of-way

Our Eupatorium flowers are bisexual, all disc, without receptacular bracts, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm180927_5039

September    Greenville County    SC

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Gill Newberry    gn10_e_capillifolium

October        

Numerous heads, each about 0.1" high, with 3-6 greenish-white disk flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Gill Newberry    gn10_e_capillifolium_pla

October        

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JK Marlow    jkm0010a_16

October    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0310b_26

October    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Elongated, much-branching conical panicle, 30-80cm long and 20-50cm wide, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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JK Marlow    jkm161012_019

October    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0411h_23

November    Pickens County    SC

Roadside