Pluchea odorata [Asteraceae]

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Scientific Name Pluchea odorata USDA PLANTS Symbol PLOD
Common Name Sweetscent, Marsh Fleabane ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 565416
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Moist soils in drainage 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 serrate to nearly smooth; strong, pungent odor when crushed.
Inflorescence: Purplish-pink, in flat-topped or rounded arrays; ray florets absent; 6 to 19 pink or rosy disk florets.
Blooming Period: May to September.
References: Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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