Kuhnia eupatorioides L. - False Boneset

Kuhnia eupatorioides plant

Family - Asteraceae

Stems - No info yet.

Kuhnia eupatorioides stem

Leaves - No info yet.

Kuhnia eupatorioides leaves

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Involucre - No info yet.

Kuhnia eupatorioides involucre

Ray flowers - Absent.

Disk flowers - No info yet.

Kuhnia eupatorioides flowers

Kuhnia eupatorioides fruitsFruiting plant.

Kuhnia eupatorioides achenesAchenes.

Flowering - July - October.

Habitat - Limestone ledges of bluffs, rocky limestone talus, rocky wooded slopes.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found throughout Missouri. The plant is extremely variable and sometimes hard to differentiate from another genus, Eupatorium.
Kuhnia can often have opposite leaves as well as alternate leaves. The stems can be hairy or glabrous. The leaves can be thin or elliptic. Steyermark breaks the species into three vareties. None are valid.
The plant can typically be identified by its thin leaves, thin stems, thin phyllaries, and white flowers.

Photographs taken in Emminence, MO., 9-28-03, and at the Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife refuge, AL., 10-2-05.