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Useful Temperate Plants

Ageratina herbacea

(A.Gray) R.M.King & H.Rob.

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

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

Ageratina herbacea
Flowering plants at an elevation of 2,400 metres in the Gallinas Mts., Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA
Photograph by: Jerry Oldenettel
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General Information

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[
270
Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
,
270
Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.

Range

South-western N. America - California to Colorado and Texas.

Habitat

Pine, Pine-Oak, Pinyon-Juniper woodlands, rocks along streams, slopes, ridges and washes; at elevations of 1,400 - 2,700 metres[
270
Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
,
276
Title
Flora of California
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.calflora.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line database of the Californian flora, giving details on plant habitats and photos of the plants.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.60 m
PollinatorsInsects
Self-fertileYes
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Succeeds in an ordinary well-drained but moisture retentive garden soil in sun or part shade[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A cold infusion of the plant is drunk and also used as a lotion in the treatment of headaches and fevers[
257
Title
Native American Ethnobotany
Publication
 
Author
Moerman. D.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-88192-453-9
Description
Very comprehensive but terse guide to the native uses of plants. Excellent bibliography, fully referenced to each plant, giving a pathway to further information. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

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.
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