Pluchea foetida - (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
Asteraceae (Composite Sunflower) Family
Plant is an upright perennial to three feet tall, glandular and often like cobwebs, short and hairy. Preferred habitat is marshes, stream banks, wet ditches and meadows. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are clasping the stem; oblong to widest at the middle and sometimes egg-shaped; usually broad-based, toothed and no lobes.
Flower heads are several to many in a short broad flat-topped cluster or sometimes storied. Corollas are creamy-white. Flowers occur in the summer and autumn.