A composite from Jake in SC

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I’ve attached photos of this plant tall and short. It’s at least 4′ tall in the one photo. It’s growing in bunches next to a wet weather “creek” and in adjacent low swampy wooded area. I have not seen a bloom yet (if it does bloom). Some have got so tall it just falls over on itself. I live in Rock Hill, SC.

Hi Jake,

well, I don’t know this one. The three main veins and whitened leaf undersides should be distinctive, but I may have never seen it. It does appear to be in the large composite family, Asteraceae, and it does look like a Eupatorium to me. If you can get a picture of the flowers when it matures, please submit again.


Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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