Chromolaena ivifolia

(Linnaeus) R. M. King & H. Robinson
Phytologia 20: 202. 1970.
Common names: Ivy-leaf false thoroughwort
Illustrated
Basionym: Eupatorium ivifolium Linnaeus Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 1205. 1759 (as ivaefoliu)
Synonyms: Osmia ivifolia (Linnaeus) Schultz-Bipontinus
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 544.

Perennials or subshrubs, 50–150 cm. Stems erect, hispidulous to coarsely short-pilose. Petioles 0 or 0.5–1(–3) mm. Leaf blades linear-lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, 1.5–7 × 0.4–1.2 cm, margins denticulate to subentire. Heads usually 5–50+ in (terminal or lateral) corymbiform arrays. Involucres cylindric to campanulate, 5–6 mm. Phyllaries in (3–)4–5 series, apices of the inner ± spreading (pinkish purple, hyaline, petaloid, slightly expanded, truncate). Corollas light blue to purplish or reddish. 2n = 50.


Phenology: Flowering Aug–Nov.
Habitat: Open woods, edges of fields and woods, roadsides, fencerows, ditches, other disturbed sites, flood plains, bottomlands, along streams
Elevation: 0–50 m

Distribution

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Fla., La., Miss., Tex., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America.

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Chromolaena ivifolia"
Guy L. Nesom +
(Linnaeus) R. M. King & H. Robinson +
Eupatorium ivifolium +
Ivy-leaf false thoroughwort +
Fla. +, La. +, Miss. +, Tex. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +  and South America. +
0–50 m +
Open woods, edges of fields and woods, roadsides, fencerows, ditches, other disturbed sites, flood plains, bottomlands, along streams +
Flowering Aug–Nov. +
Illustrated +
Osmia ivifolia +
Chromolaena ivifolia +
Chromolaena +
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