Pluchea camphorata (L.) DC. - Camphorweed
Family - Asteraceae
Flowering - August - October.
Habitat - Pastures, bogs, woodlands, ditches, swamps, floodplains, disturbed sites.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive species can be found scattered throughout Alabama. The plant can be identified by its big, toothed leaves, pubescent stems, and dense inflorescences. The plant also has a fairly strong odor when crushed or bruised.
Photographs taken off Moores Mill Rd., Auburn, AL., 8-26-04.