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Eupatorium altissimum L.

Tall thoroughwort

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusEupatoriumFrom Mithridates Eupator, King of Pontus, who found an antidote to poison in one of the species
SpeciesaltissimumVery tall, tallest

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Eupatorium saltuense Fernald, non Agertina altissima (L.) R.M. King & H. Rob.


Eupatorium altissimum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Eupatorium altissimum (tall thoroughwort)

9/28/2012 · By Jacquelyn Boyt

Eupatorium altissimum (tall thoroughwort)

9/28/2012 · By Jacquelyn Boyt


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