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 (uncommon in NC-SC Mountains)

Look for it in interdune swales, fields, open forests, powerline rights-of-way, tidal marshes, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Petioles 1-4cm 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 (11/30/12):
Eupatorium serotinum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eupatorium serotinum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-34-020:
Eupatorium serotinum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Late-flowering Boneset, Late-flowering Thoroughwort, Late Eupatorium, Late Boneset


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image of Eupatorium serotinum, Late-flowering Boneset, Late-flowering Thoroughwort, Late Eupatorium, Late Boneset

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_euse2_001_lvd

        

image of Eupatorium serotinum, Late-flowering Boneset, Late-flowering Thoroughwort, Late Eupatorium, Late Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm100624_007

June    Greenville County    SC

Formerly coastal in our area, now spread inland along corridors of disturbance, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Eupatorium serotinum, Late-flowering Boneset, Late-flowering Thoroughwort, Late Eupatorium, Late Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm100624_008

June    Greenville County    SC

Leaf tips tapering, margins coarsely serrate, petioles 1-4cm, purplish, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Eupatorium serotinum, Late-flowering Boneset, Late-flowering Thoroughwort, Late Eupatorium, Late Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm100624_009

June    Greenville County    SC

Leaves palmately nerved, sparsely hairy, margins sharply serrate, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Eupatorium serotinum, Late-flowering Boneset, Late-flowering Thoroughwort, Late Eupatorium, Late Boneset

Keith Bradley    kab_e_serotinum_4006

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Eupatorium serotinum, Late-flowering Boneset, Late-flowering Thoroughwort, Late Eupatorium, Late Boneset

Keith Bradley    kab_e_serotinum_4011

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Eupatorium serotinum, Late-flowering Boneset, Late-flowering Thoroughwort, Late Eupatorium, Late Boneset

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_e_serotinum_5

September        

Inflorescence is flat-topped to rounded and gently spreading, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.