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Ageratina aromatica var. aromatica (Lesser snakeroot)
Cressler, Alan

Ageratina aromatica var. aromatica

Ageratina aromatica (L.) Spach var. aromatica

Lesser Snakeroot, Small-leaf Snakeroot, Small-leaved Snakeroot, Small White Snakeroot, Aromatic Snakeroot, Fragrant Snakeroot, Aromatic Thoroughwort, Fragrant Thoroughwort

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Eupatorium aromaticum, Eupatorium latidens


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub , Shrub
Size Notes: About 2 feet in height. Individual specimens may reach 3 feet in height.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , KY , LA , MA , NC , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , WV

Additional resources

USDA: Find Ageratina aromatica var. aromatica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ageratina aromatica var. aromatica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ageratina aromatica var. aromatica


Record Modified: 2015-12-09
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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