Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


547

Forb
Annual/Short-lived perennial

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

Common

Look for it in sandy disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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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 compositifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eupatorium compositifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-34-006:
Eupatorium compositifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Dog-fennel, Yankeeweed


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image of Eupatorium compositifolium

JK Marlow    jkm081009_129

October    Dorchester County    SC

Like E. capillifolium, this is an excellent indicator of soil disturbance, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Eupatorium compositifolium

JK Marlow    jkm081009_131

October    Dorchester County    SC

image of Eupatorium compositifolium

JK Marlow    jkm081009_133

October    Dorchester County    SC

Leaves grayish-green, pubescent. Segments of upper leaves 1-2.5mm wide, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Eupatorium compositifolium

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmecompositifolium_pc1

November    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

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

image of Eupatorium compositifolium

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmecompositifoli_cabin1

Month Unknown    Clarendon County    SC

Segments of basal leaves 2-5mm wide, per Weakley's Flora.