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Ageratina herbacea - (A.Gray.)R.M.King.&H.Rob.

Common Name Fragrant Snakeroot
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Pinyon-Juniper Woodland at elevations of 1500 - 2200 metres in California[276].
Range South-western to South Central N. America.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Ageratina herbacea Fragrant Snakeroot


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Ageratina herbacea is a PERENNIAL growing to 2 m (6ft 7in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from August to October. 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: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Eupatorium herbaceum.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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A cold infusion of the plant is drunk and also used as a lotion in the treatment of headaches and fevers[257].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in an ordinary well-drained but moisture retentive garden soil in sun or part shade[200].

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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.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Ageratina altissimaWhite Snakeroot, RichweedPerennial2.0 5-9  LMHSNM020
Ageratina aromatica Perennial1.5 4-8  LMHSNM11 
Ageratina ligustrina Shrub5.0 9-11  LMHNM00 
Ageratina occidentalisWestern SnakerootPerennial0.7 5-9  LMHSNM01 
Ageratina rugosum  0.0 -  LMHSNM00 

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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