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Eupatorium leptophyllum facts for kids

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False fennel
Conservation status

Apparently Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Genus:
Eupatorium
Species:
leptophyllum
Synonyms
  • Eupatorium capillifolium var. leptophyllum (DC.) H.E. Ahles
  • Traganthes leptophylla (DC.) Greene

Eupatorium leptophyllum, commonly called false fennel, is a herbaceous perennial plant in Asteraceae native to the southeastern United States from Mississippi to the Carolinas. Like other members of the genus Eupatorium, it is about one to two meters (40-80 inches) tall and has inflorescences containing a large number of tiny white flower heads, each with 5 disc florets but no ray florets. E. leptophyllum grows in wet areas and can grow in shallow water, often at the edges of ponds.

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