Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


558

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common

Look for it open upland woodlands and woodland borders, especially calcareous or mafic, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Usually opposite, upper sometimes alternate
Leaves sessile

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 sessilifolium var. sessilifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae__

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-34-017a:
Eupatorium sessilifolium var. sessilifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae__

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Eupatorium sessilifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Upland Boneset, Sessile-leaf Eupatorium


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image of Eupatorium sessilifolium var. sessilifolium

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_euse3_001_lvd

        

image of Eupatorium sessilifolium var. sessilifolium

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_e_sessilifoliumses_13

August    Catawba County    NC

Stem hairy at the top but smooth below the inflorescence, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Eupatorium sessilifolium var. sessilifolium

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_esessilifoliumses_26b

August    Catawba County    NC

Leaves rounded at the base, margin finely toothed, with 1 main vein, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Eupatorium sessilifolium var. sessilifolium

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_e_sessilifoliumses_1

September    Catawba County    NC

Lvs generally broadest near base, membranaceous, averaging ~ 5x long as wide, per Weakley's Flora.