White Mistflower



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White Mistflower,
 
Common Names: 
Wright's Boneset, Wright Ageratina, Wright Eupatorium, Wright's Snakeroot

Eupatorium wrightii (Ageratina wrightii)    Asteraceae (Compositae)


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Height: 1 to 2 feet  Width: 1 to 2 feet

Plant Character: Deciduous  Sun / partial sun


White mistflower is a low-growing, spreading shrub with intricate leafy branches that bear clusters of fragrant white flowers at their tips in September and October.
 
Habit:  It grows on rocky limestone hills and slopes in the Guadalupe, Chisos and Davis Mountains in the Trans-Pecos. Most Eupatorium species like moisture, but E. wrightii is more drought tolerant than most, although it may need watering during the summer in dry areas.
 
White mistflower's profuse blossoms attract butterflies and hummingbirds.   Its small stature makes it most appropriate for gardens. Heavy shearing in the winter will promote a denser shape and more flowers the following year.

Use: small shrub

Flower Color:
white

Bloom:  fall

Fruit Characteristics: five-angled achene

 

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