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Dog Fennel Eupatorium capillifolium

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Description

Dogfennel, in the Asteraceae (daisy) family, is a perennial weed with finely-dissected leaves. Leaves are very aromatic when crushed. Stems are erect, reaching 6 feet in height with a woody base. Flowers are small, greenish-white and borne in large flower heads at the tops of the stems. Seeds spread by wind so it is important to prevent plants from flowering. Seedlings emerge from spring through early autumn. Plants are difficult to remove and if not removed completely with hand weeding, plants will re-sprout from broken stems. Dogfennel is managed from seed by many broad-spectrum preemergence herbicides; however, herbicide efficacy rankings for this species are based on limited experimental data. 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#perennial#weed#weedy#fragrant leaves#weeds#wind tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#perennial#weed#weedy#fragrant leaves#weeds#wind tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Eupatorium
    Species:
    capillifolium
    Family:
    Asteraceae (daisy)
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    herb
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Weed
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    finely dissected
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    erect with woody base
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Weedy