Eupatorium semiserratum

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Eupatorium semiserratum
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Photo by Guy Anglin, Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae
Genus: Eupatorium
Species: E. semiserratum
Binomial name
Eupatorium semiserratum
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Natural range of Eupatorium semiserratum from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Smallflower thoroughwort

Taxonomic notes

Synonym: Eupatorium cuneifolium var. semiserratum (A.P. de Candolle) Fernald & Griscom

Description

A description of Eupatorium semiserratum is provided in The Flora of North America.

Distribution

Ecology

It has well-documented anticancer activities against various human cancer cell lines.[1]

Habitat

E. semiserratum occurs in live oak hammocks, between floodplain swamps and powerline corridors, in depressions in flatwoods, longleaf pine-wiregrass savannas, pine flatwoods, scrub oak, banks of rivers, edges of cypress depressions, and in wet drainages on open wooded slopes. It is also found in human disturbed habitats such as roadside ditches and depressions, powerline corridors, and in areas that have been clear cut and plowed.[2]

Associated species include Pinus taeda, P. palutris, P. elliottii, Serenoa repens, Taxodium distichum, Liquidambar styraciflua, Eupatorium pilosum, E. semiserratum, E. recurvans, E. leucolepis, E. cuneifolium, E. mohrii, E. scabridum.[2]

Phenology

It has been observed flowering from August to October.[2]

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. Kintzios, S. E. (2007). "Terrestrial plant-derived anticancer agents and plant species used in anticancer research." Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 25: 79-113.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2014. Collectors: Robert K. Godfrey, Richard D. Houk, Loran C. Anderson, Victoria I. Sullivan, Kurt E. Blum, R. L. Lazor, R. Kral, Gary R. Knight, J. P. Gillespie, John Lazor, Paul L. Redfearn, Jr., S. C. Hood, R. A. Norris, R. F. Doren, and Annie Schmidt. States and Counties: Florida: Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Nassau, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, and Washington. Georgia: Atkinson, Baker, and Thomas.