Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for False Boneset - Brickellia eupatorioides   (L.) Shinners
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Author(L.) Shinners
DistributionLow Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills region, and the southern Coastal Plain (east of the Sandhills). Current gaps are probably not real, given how easy it is to overlook this plant.

NJ to IN, south to central FL and southeastern TX.
AbundanceFairly common in the Sandhills region of the Coastal Plain, but otherwise quite uncommon in the central and southern Coastal Plain. Mostly uncommon to infrequent in the Piedmont and Mountains. Though widespread over much of the state, the NCNHP's rank of S5 seems overly liberal, and a rank of S4S5 seems more appropriate.
HabitatDry pine-oak-hickory woodlands and slopes, grassy openings in these habitats, Longleaf Pine--Wiregrass uplands and flats in loamy sand soils.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting July-October.
Identification"False Boneset" is an apt name, as this plant looks like a slender member of the genus Eupatorium, and is easily passed over as a member of that genus. However, unlike all of them, it has alternate leaves. The heads produce only disk florets, which are ivory or cream colored, not medium white as in Eupatorium.
Taxonomic CommentsA synonym is Kuhnia eupatorioides.

Other Common Name(s)None
State RankS5 [S4S5]
Global RankG5
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