False Boneset - Eastern False Boneset
Brickellia eupatorioides - (Linnaeus) Shinne
Asteraceae (Composite Sunflower) Family


False Boneset is an upright, hairy perennial.  Preferred habitat is rich woods, moist roadside ditches and prairies.  Distribution is generally throughout but coastal in the Escambia region.

It's leaves are alternate to nearly opposite on the lower stem; no leaf stalk or nearly so (sessile).  Leaf shape is narrowly lance-like, consisting of one whole part, no teeth and no lobes.  Tip tapers to a long or short point and at an angle less than a right angle; base is wedge-shaped or may be rounded.

Flowers are heads arranged in a panicle or cluster at the tip of the flowering stem.

Disc flowers are bisexual in nature and symmetrical in form. The color is cream to dull whitish yellow.  There are no ray flowers.  

The flower heads are supported by involucre bracts that appear in 4 to7 series; the outer 2 to 4 series graduate downward in size.

Fruit is achene.

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