All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Dog Fennel</strong>
<em>Eupatorium capillifolium</em> /Aster Family<br>
This plant has very thin leaves, it almost looks like a fern at first glance. The leaves have a strong, somewhat spicy, odor when crushed. It is well named, this plant ca...
Dog Fennel
Eupatorium capillifolium /Aster Family

This plant has very thin leaves, it almost looks like a fern at first glance. The leaves have a strong, somewhat spicy, odor when crushed. It is well named, this plant can grow to 7 feet tall! The flowers are tiny, much like a thoroughwort. I found this plant blooming at Midtown Elementary School in Midtown, TN in late October. A close-up picture of the flowers follows.
Perennial
Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Midtown

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