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Eupatorium capillifolium (Lam.) Small
Dog Fennel, Dogfennel
USDA Symbol: EUCA5
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Dog Fennel is a member of the aster family (family Asteraceae) which includes herbs, sometimes shrubs or vines, rarely trees, with simple or compound, alternate or opposite leaves. Flowers small, but organized into larger heads resembling a single, radially symmetrical flower cupped by a ring of green bracts. Flower-like heads: tiny, radially symmetrical central flowers form the disk; larger flowers around the edge, the rays, strap-shaped and resembling petals; however, all flowers in one had may be disk flowers or rays.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
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From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Pineywoods Native Plant Center
- Nacogdoches, TXCrosby Arboretum
- Picayune, MS
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff