Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission





Small-flower Thoroughwort
Eupatorium semiserratum
Family: Asteraceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1?


Habitat:
Wet woods and openings.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Phenology:
Flowering Period: Mid July to late October.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This species occurs in wetlands, particularly swamps. Flowers are white and there are 5 per head. Leaves are arranged opposite on the stem and twisted at the base so the blades are vertical, the bases are narrowly tapering.

Management:
Disturbance of surrounding areas such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species and should be removed. Avoid creating access to the site through trail or road construction.

Global Range:
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Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
naturepreserves@ky.gov
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