Jack-in-the-bush
Chromolaena odorata
Asteraceae


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An aggressive native weed. Not recommended for general landscape use.

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Peninsular Florida south to the Monroe County Keys; Texas, West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.
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Nectar plant for amethyst hairstreak (Chlorostrymon maesites), Florida white (Appias drusilla), giant swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes), gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanillae), julia (Dryas iulia), large orange sulpher (Phoebis agarithe), long-tailed skipper (Urbanus proteus), mangrove skipper (Phocides pigmalion), martial scrub-hairstreak (Strymon martialis), silver-banded hairstreak (Chlorostrymon simaethis), [the introduced?] tiny hairstreak (Timolus azia) and other butterflies.
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Roger L. Hammer
Keith A. Bradley
Keith A. Bradley