Eupatorium ageratifolium herbaceum A.Gray
Eupatorium arizonicum (A.Gray) Greene
Eupatorium betulifolium (Greene) B.L.Rob.
Eupatorium herbaceum (A.Gray) Greene
Eupatorium occidentale arizonicum A.Gray
Kyrstenia arizonica (A.Gray) Greene
Kyrstenia betulifolia Greene
Kyrstenia herbacea (A.Gray) Greene
Common Name: Fragrant Snakeroot
Flowering plants at an elevation of 2,400 metres in the Gallinas Mts., Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA
Photograph by: Jerry Oldenettel
Ageratina herbacea is a perennial plant producing a clump of erect, branched stems that are usually 30 - 60cm tall but can reach 80cm. The stems are more or less woody, especially near the base, and are produced from a crown with woody rhizomes[
South-western N. America - California to Colorado and Texas.
Pine, Pine-Oak, Pinyon-Juniper woodlands, rocks along streams, slopes, ridges and washes; at elevations of 1,400 - 2,700 metres[
Succeeds in an ordinary well-drained but moisture retentive garden soil in sun or part shade[
A cold infusion of the plant is drunk and also used as a lotion in the treatment of headaches and fevers[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame, only just covering the seed. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division in spring.