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jmorth
Aug 27, 2013 9:47 PM CST
White Snakeroot or Boneset?
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 27, 2013 10:43 PM CST

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It appears to be Late Boneset (Eupatorium serotinum): Late-flowering Thoroughwort (Eupatorium serotinum)

The most reliable way to separate White Snakeroot from Late Boneset is that the involucral bracts of White Snakeroot are all about the same length, while the involucral bracts of Late Boneset are uneven in length and overlap each other (imbricate is the technical term). I'm pretty sure that you've captured some of the flower heads in the first picture clearly enough to say that the involucral bracts are imbricate.
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Sharon
Aug 27, 2013 11:23 PM CST
I agree with Kent, it's the overlapping leaves that make the difference, although some call Ageratina altissima 'tall boneset' as well.

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jmorth
Aug 28, 2013 9:07 AM CST
Thanks.
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