Artemisia capillifolia Lam.
Artemisia tenuifolia Willd.
Chrysocoma capillacea Michx.
Eupatorium foeniculaceum Willd.
Eupatorium foeniculoides Walter
Mikania artemisioides Cass.
Traganthes tenuifolia Wallr.
Common Name: Dogfennel
Eupatorium capillifolium is a harbaceous perennial plant producing a clump of branched stems 50 - 200cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials..
Southeastern N. America - Missouri to Massachusetts, south to Texas and Florida
Borders of woods, clearings, fields and roadsides[
]. Old fields, open sites, roadsides, flatwoods; at elevations from 10 - 300 metres[
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Species in this genus generally succeed in ordinary well-drained but moisture retentive garden soil in sun or part shade[
]. Although apparently able to grow on a variety of soils, This species is most common on dry, sands[
Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[
An aggressive and weedy species[
The entire plant is applied externally as a remedy for the bites of reptiles and insects[
The plant is used as a strewing herb and to discourage insects[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer.
Division in spring or autumn[
]. Very easy, the clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions.