Hairy White Snakeroot
(Rough Boneset - Ragged Thoroughwort - Hairy Thoroughwort)
Eupatorium pilosum
Asteraceae (Composite Sunflower) Family

Plant is a soft-hairy perennial. Stems are usually solitary, but the plant is known to produce multiple trunks. Preferred habitat is the margin of thin wet pine woods, swales, edge of sloughs, meadows and depressions. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are nearly sessile (no leaf stalk), or may have extremely short stalks; blades of the midstem leaves are almost as wide as long; bright green above, paler beneath; finely downy; toothed, long pointed or may be rounded at the tip.

Flowers are 5-7 heads in a flat-top cluster; corollas dull whitish; variable and usually divided into spreading clusters; bisexual, symmetrical in form. Flowers occur in the summer.

Fruit is achene (a seed which outer layer is fused to it).

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