Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in marshes, swamps, bogs, wet pastures, & other wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaf bases fused (leaves connate)

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 perfoliatum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-34-018:
Eupatorium perfoliatum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Boneset


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image of Eupatorium perfoliatum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_eupe3_001_lvd

        

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_eupe3_005_lvd

        

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum

JK Marlow    jkm090815_186

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

Leaf bases fused, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum

JK Marlow    jkm090815_191

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

Stem shaggy-hairy, leaf bases united around it (connate-perfoliate), per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum

JK Marlow    jkm090815_211

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

Leaves hairy, lanceolate, opposite, prominently reticulate, and perfoliate, per Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition.

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum

JK Marlow    jkm090815_213

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum

JK Marlow    jkm090815_213b

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

Flower heads, about 0.2" high, have 9-23 dull-white disk flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum

JK Marlow    jkm140816_769

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum

JK Marlow    jkm150808_645

August    Watauga County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway, Moses Cone Park

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_e_perfoliatum_2

August        

Long-tapering wrinkled lanceolate leaves with connate bases, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum

JK Marlow    jkm070903_032

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Heads in a flat-topped corymb with opposite, soft-hairy branches, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum

JK Marlow    jkm070903_043

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Pollinator at work

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum

JK Marlow    jkm070903_048

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum

Steve Marlow    snm097109_19

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Pollinator at work

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum

JK Marlow    jkm0310h_31

October    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum

JK Marlow    jkm091003_051

October    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land