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Plant Details

Pluchea foetida var. foetida

Stinking Fleabane, Pallid Marsh-fleabane, Stinking Camphorweed

Scientific Name:

Pluchea foetida var. foetida

Common Name:

Stinking Fleabane, Pallid Marsh-fleabane, Stinking Camphorweed

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

creamy white

Size in Feet:

1.5 - 3

Bloom Time:

late July - August - September - October

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

Seasonally wet areas, ditches, various other freshwater wetlands. Common in NC Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

This is the only white-flowered Pluchea found on the coast of North Carolina. Pluchea foetida var. imbricata grows in SC, GA, and FL.

Pluchea foetida in bloom

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Wilmington, August 2010

Close-up of flowers

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Wilmington, 2010

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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