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Plant Details

Eupatorium album

White-bracted Thoroughwort, White Thoroughwort

Scientific Name:

Eupatorium album

Genus:

Eupatorium

Species Epithet:

album

Common Name:

White-bracted Thoroughwort, White Thoroughwort

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Dry woodlands. Common in NC Coastal Plain, uncommon in the Piedmont, rare in the Mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Assigned

Notes:

The only Eupatorium whose lower leaves are much larger than the upper leaves.

Plant

image

Tom Harville
Oct 07

Blooms & Buds

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Tom Harville

Leaves

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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