Heterotheca subaxillaris

Plant Name Camphorweed
Scientific name Heterotheca subaxillaris
Family Asteraceae
Location Thicket
Flowering Period Late Summer-Early Autumn
Identifying Characteristics Green, hairy stems with clusters of yellow flowers at top branches

Description

• Grows 3 to 5 feet in height
• Flowers loosely clustered at tips of the upper branched stems
• Yellow flower heads are 2.5cm wide and contain fluffy, tan seed heads
• Leaves are hairy and alternating, may be up to 3 inches in length and irregularly toothed
• Found along roadsides, trails, and other disturbed soils
• Found throughout Southwestern US, and on east cost from New York to Florida

Location

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Misc

• The smell of camphor is emitted from the plant, hence its common name
• Due to its odor, it is unpalatable to grazing livestock

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