false boneset

Brickellia eupatorioides

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Brickellia eupatorioides (false boneset) is a North American species of flowering plants in the daisy family. It is widespread in Mexico from Chihuahua to Oaxaca, and in all regions of the contiguous United States except New England, New York, and the West Coast.

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The False Boneset is a plant grown in Central, Northern, and Southern Illinois and in the Bosque. This plant belongs to the Aster Family (Asteraceae). The Scientific name is Brickellia Eupatorioides. The False Boneset grows 1-3 ½’ tall. The leaves are about 4” long and 1 ½“ across, and the stems are rounded and covered in white hairs. Caterpillars like to eat False boneset for their food.

False Boneset likes black soil, gravel prairies, dolomite prairies, clay prairies, hill prairies, bluffs, limestone glades, open woodlands, and sandy savannas. The False Boneset has trouble competing with taller and more aggressive forbes (forbes is a flowering plant that is not a grass) and grasses in rich soil. False Boneset is native to the Bosque ecosystem.

References 3

1. www.illinoiswildflowers.info
2. https://Plants.usda.gov
3. https://plants.usda.gov/cor/profile?symbol=BREU

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  1. (c) Peter Gorman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/52421717@N00/3838899368
  2. Adapted by kristen_himm from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brickellia_eupatorioides
  3. (c) kristen_himm, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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