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Asteraceae > Pluchea (Marsh Fleabane, Camphorweed)

Camphorweed (Pluchea camphorata) Camphorweed (Pluchea camphorata)
Hyde Co., NC
16 Sep 2006

Common in fresh water marshes, ditches, etc. in eastern half of North Carolina.

Camphorweed (Pluchea camphorata) Camphorweed (Pluchea camphorata)
Hyde Co., NC
16 Sep 2006

Pluchea flowers are attractive to several species of butterflies.


Saltmarsh Fleabane (Pluchea odorata) Saltmarsh Fleabane (Pluchea odorata)
Upper tidal marsh in York Co., VA
27 Aug 2013

Fairly common in salt and brackish marshes along the immediate Carolina coast. Note several skippers including Broad-winged and Aaron's nectaring on this cluster of plants.


Annotated habitat and distribution information listed above is from Radford, Ahles, & Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. UNC Press; Alan Weakley's Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia; and from personal observations and discussions with Will Cook, Harry LeGrand, and Bob Wilbur. Supplemental resources include USDA plants website, and NatureServe.


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