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Eupatorium hyssopifolium - L.

Common Name Hyssopleaf thoroughwort
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry fields[235].
Range Central and Eastern N. America - Massachusetts to Florida and Texas.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Eupatorium hyssopifolium Hyssopleaf thoroughwort


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 3: 358.
Eupatorium hyssopifolium Hyssopleaf thoroughwort
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Eupatorium hyssopifolium is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 5. It is in flower from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Stings

The entire plant is applied externally as a remedy for the bites of reptiles and insects[207].

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Other Uses

The plant is used as a strewing herb and to discourage insects[61].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in ordinary well-drained but moisture retentive garden soil in sun or part shade[200]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233].

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Propagation

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[111]. Very easy, the clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Readers comment

Gladbert   Sat Feb 15 05:46:53 2003

WHere to find the seeds if not in the wild?

Anybody carries hyssopleaf thoroughwort seeds?

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