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 in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains

Look for it in savannas, bogs, other moist areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite (upper leaves often alternate)
Leaves sessile, or petioles to 5mm long

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 (10/20/20):
Eupatorium pilosum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eupatorium pilosum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Eupatorium pilosum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-34-015:
Eupatorium pilosum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Eupatorium rotundifolium var. saundersii

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Rough Boneset, Ragged Eupatorium


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image of Eupatorium pilosum, Rough Boneset, Ragged Eupatorium

JK Marlow    jkm200625_6137

June    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Eupatorium pilosum, Rough Boneset, Ragged Eupatorium

JK Marlow    jkm200808_6930

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Eupatorium pilosum, Rough Boneset, Ragged Eupatorium

JK Marlow    jkm200808_6931

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Leaves prominently 3-veined, the 2 lateral veins diverging ~ 5mm above lf base, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Eupatorium pilosum, Rough Boneset, Ragged Eupatorium

JK Marlow    jkm200808_6932

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Eupatorium pilosum, Rough Boneset, Ragged Eupatorium

JK Marlow    jkm200808_6933

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Upper leaves and main inflorescence branches often alternate, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Eupatorium pilosum, Rough Boneset, Ragged Eupatorium

JK Marlow    jkm210807_2559

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Eupatorium pilosum, Rough Boneset, Ragged Eupatorium

JK Marlow    jkm210807_2562

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Stems sometimes purplish-red-tinged, hairy and often rough, per Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast.

image of Eupatorium pilosum, Rough Boneset, Ragged Eupatorium

JK Marlow    jkm210807_2564

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Flower heads 1/4" wide, with 5 tiny tubular disk florets w protruding styles, per Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast.

image of Eupatorium pilosum, Rough Boneset, Ragged Eupatorium

JK Marlow    jkm210807_2565

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Leaves oval to oblong-lance-shaped; margins coarsely toothed, often purplish, per Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast.

image of Eupatorium pilosum, Rough Boneset, Ragged Eupatorium

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_eupatorium_pilosum3

September    Moore County    NC

image of Eupatorium pilosum, Rough Boneset, Ragged Eupatorium

JK Marlow    jkm200926_7421

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest