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Eupatorium capillifolium (Lam.) Small
Dog-fennel

Eupatorium capillifolium
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States and the West Indies (Cuba, Bahamas).

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

Map of South Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Rare

Map of Florida Keys Locations

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. First collected in 1951 by J.D. Dickson III on Little Torch Key (s.n., FTG). Although weedy, we consider this native from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.

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Eupatorium capillifolium has been reported from the following 9 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Native




Eupatorium capillifolium has been reported for the following 4 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Freshwater Tidal Swamp
Pine Rockland


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Eupatorium capillifolium
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Eupatorium capillifolium
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Eupatorium capillifolium
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Eupatorium capillifolium
Copyright by: Shirley Denton