Common name: Joe Pye Weed, Boneset
Eupatorium lindleyanum DC. APNI*
Description: Rhizomatous perennial to 1.5 m high. Stems single, branched distally, minutely pubescent.
Leaves opposite, sessile or with a short petiole to 2 mm long, lanceolate to narrow- lanceolate, 40–100 mm long, 5–30 mm wide, cuneate to lanceolate at base, toothed, sometimes with 2–5 small lateral lobes near base, or 3–5-digitate, acute.
Corymbs to 10 cm wide. Flower heads 4–5 mm long; involucral bracts c. 10 in 2 rows. Florets pink to purple.
Achenes 2–3 mm long, 5-ribbed black; pappus bristles 20–30, 3–5 mm long, scabrid.
Flowering: Flowes February to May.
Distribution and occurrence: Native to China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Philippines. In Australia, naturalised in NSW only, on the north coast and northern tablelands.
Collection from New England tableland is growing in wet, boggy, peaty soil in a wet meadow/bog.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *NT
Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept: Orchard, A.E., Cross, E.W. & Bayer, R.J., (2015) Flora of Australia vol 37 Asteraceae 1. p599
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