Brickellia eupatorioides (L.) Shinners

False Boneset

Brickellia eupatorioides plant

Family - Asteraceae

Stems - No info yet.

Brickellia eupatorioides stem

Leaves - No info yet.

Brickellia eupatorioides leaves

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Involucre - No info yet.

Brickellia eupatorioides involucre

Ray flowers - Absent.

Disk flowers - No info yet.

Brickellia eupatorioides flowers

Brickellia eupatorioides fruitsFruiting plant.

Brickellia eupatorioides achenesAchenes.

Flowering - July - October.

Habitat - Limestone ledges of bluffs, rocky limestone talus, rocky wooded slopes.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found throughout Missouri. The plant is extremely variable and sometimes hard to differentiate from another genus, Eupatorium.
Brickellia can often have opposite leaves as well as alternate leaves. The stems can be hairy or glabrous. The leaves can be thin or elliptic. Steyermark and Yatskievych both divided the species into three vareties based upon subtle aspects of the involucral bracts.
The plant can typically be identified by its thin leaves, thin stems, thin phyllaries, and white flowers.

Photographs taken in Emminence, MO., 9-28-03, and at the Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife refuge, AL., 10-2-05.