Eupatorium adenophorum, Eupatorium glandulosum
Vascular – Exotic
Herbs - Dicotyledonous composites
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Terrestrial. Lightly shaded frost-free areas, e.g. forest edges, shrublands, wetlands, streamsides, open forest, inshore and offshore islands, gumlands, slips, alluvial flats, coast and estuaries.
Wetland plant indicator status rating
Commonly occurs as either a hydrophyte or non-hydrophyte (non-wetlands).
Erect, many-stemmed herb to subshrub to 1-2 m. Perennial fibrous rootstock. Stems often die back in winter, densely covered in stalked sticky hairs, usually purple, becoming woody, with branches in opposite pairs, often with galls formed by parasitic fly. Leaves in opposite pairs, 55-80 x 35-70 mm, diamond-shaped, margins irregularly roundtoothed. Flowers small, white, 5-7 mm diam, in dense terminal clusters, Aug-Dec. Seeds black, 5- angled, 1.8 mm long.
Can be distinguished from mist flower ( A. riparia) by the broader leaf shape and stalked glandular hairs without stripes (DoC, 1998).
August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March.
Late Summer-Autumn? (Timmins & MacKenzie 1995).
adenophora: From the Greek aden ’ gland’ and phoreo ‘to bear’
Reason For Introduction
Life Cycle Comments
Perennial. The plant has a life span of a few years and produces seed (Timmins & MacKenzie 1995) drooping stems can layer. Seed dispersal is by wind, water, vertebrates and road mowers.
The plant is intolerant to shade, frost and poor drainage(?) and tolerant to drought (Timmins & MacKenzie 1995).