Chrysocoma artemisifolia Poepp. ex Steud.
Chrysocoma coronopifolia Michx.
Eupatorium coronopifolium (Michx.) Willd.
Eupatorium racemosum Bertol.
Traganthes compositifolia (Walter) Greene
Common Name: Yankeeweed
Eupatorium compositifolium is a herbaceous perennial plant producing a clump of stems that are branched above; it can grow up to 150cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials..
Southeastern N. America - Oklahoma to Virginia, south to Texas and Florida
Open or slightly shaded, wet sites, sand dunes, disturbed areas, roadsides, flatwoods; at elevations from 10 - 200 metres[
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Succeeds in ordinary well-drained but moisture retentive garden soil in sun or part shade[
Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[
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.