Wild Florida Photo - Ageratina jucunda

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Ageratina jucunda

HAMMOCK SNAKEROOT

Synonym: Eupatorium jucundum

Florida native

 

A frequent herb of sandhills and hammocks from the central panhandle through most of peninsular Florida. Also found in some coastal Georgia counties.
Heads of less than 20 white disk florets without ray florets. The corolla lobes are smooth or sparsely short-pubescent. The stem is woody at the base with opposite branches. Leaves are opposite, triangular, with crenate or crenate-serrate margins. The leaf blades of A. jununda are one to four times the length of the petiole.
A. aromatica - known as lesser snakeroot or wild hoarhound - has leaf blades that are at least five times the lenght of the petioles and the corolla lobes are densely long-pubescent.

 
Ageratina jucunda is a member of the Asteraceae - Aster family.