Fragrant Snakeroot

Ageratina herbacea

Fragrant Snakeroot, Ageratina herbacea, photo © by Mike Plagens

Observed in the ponderosa forest in the Granite Mountain Wilderness, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA. September 2012.

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FLOWERS: Many white flower heads are clustered at top of stems. No ray florets, all are disc. Long white stigmas are conspicuous.

LEAVES: Roughly triangular to heart shaped and opposite on the stems.

PERENNIAL: Regrows from woody crown each year by late spring.

RANGE: Found in montane meadows and forest in the southwestern United States and into Mexico.

FRUIT: The seeds are topped with bristles.


Asteraceae -- Sunflower Family

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Arizona Naturalist
Arizona's Ponderosa Woodlands
The Flora of Arizona's Ponderosa Woodlands


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