Rough Thoroughwort

Rough Thoroughwort
This large family (Asteraceae), commonly called the Aster
Family, consists of 1,314 genera and 21,000 species of herbs, shrubs, climbers and a few trees is found chiefly in temperate and subtropical regions.  The plants are of value to man as ornamentals; a few are insecticides and fish poisons. Other plants in this genus, Eupatorium, have medicinal uses.  The common name “Thoroughwort” refers to the “thoroughness” with which this herb cures medical problems.  “Wort” is the old English name for herb.

OtherCommonName:

Ragged Eupatorium

ScientificName:

Eupatorium pilosum

Community:

Edge

PlantStatus:

Native

LifeSpan:

Perennial

PlantHeight:

1 to 2 ½ feet

FruitingTime:

August to September

Distribution:

Massachusetts to Florida ~ Statewide in New Jersey

FloweringTime:

Early July

IdentifyingCharacteristics:

Leaves and main branches tend to be alternate, lance to oval shaped, toothed ~ Stems from short rhizomes, hairy ~ Flowers heads white, arises from bract (specialized leaf), sharply pointed to rounded