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Ageratina herbacea

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About Fragrant Snakeroot (Ageratina herbacea) Ageratina herbacea is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names fragrant snakeroot and Apache snakeroot. It is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, where it grows in several habitat types. This is a perennial herb growing a green, fuzzy stem from a woody caudex to heights between about 50 and 70 centimeters. The leaves are yellow to green or grayish and are triangular to heart-shaped. The flower cluster is a cluster of fuzzy flower heads under a centimeter long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
1.6 - 2.3 ft (0.49 - 0.7 m)

Flower Color
Yellow, Green

Native Status
Natural Setting
Site Type
meadows, open slopes

Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
4752' - 6488'

Annual Precip. ?
7.5" - 12.4"

Summer Precip. ?
1.67" - 2.95"

Coldest Month ?
39.2° F - 48.3° F

Hottest Month ?
62.9° F - 71.6° F

Humidity ?
4.64 vpd - 24.83 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Apache Snakeroot

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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