Pluchea odorata

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Scientific Name Pluchea odorata USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Sweetscent, Marsh Fleabane ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Moist areas, widely distributed.
Plant: Erect annual up to 3 feet tall, aromatic.
Leaves: Alternate, ovate to lanceolate leaves, 1-1/2 to 6 inches long, smooth to slightly hairy surfaces, edges shallowly toothed to nearly smooth. Strong, pungent odor when crushed.
Inflorescence: Purplish-pink, in flat-topped or rounded arrays. Ray florets (petals) absent; 6-19 pink or rosy disk florets.
References: Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses
Texas Status

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