Pluchea odorata  (P. purpurascens) annual marsh-fleabane Asteraceae PLOD; Bx, g, pb; Q, j; K; R, go, gr, sm, t;

 

Pluchea odorata.Janet Novak.www.ct-botanical-society.org

Pluchea odorata.Janet Novak.www.ct-botanical-society.org. (Accessed 4/2014).

Pluchea odorata is an annual herb, to 60m (usually less than 40 cm); hairy, aromatic when crushed. 

Leaves alternate, elliptic, 4-15 cm long, 1-7 cm wide, tip pointed, margin toothed. 

Pluchea purpurascens aka P. odorata (annual Salt Marsh Fleabane) Matthew Beziat. ID Kathryn Byrnes. Native Flora of the Eastern United States. Annapolis MA. 9/2017

Pluchea purpurascens aka P. odorata (annual Salt Marsh Fleabane) Matthew Beziat. ID Kathryn Byrnes and Joe Metzger. Native Flora of the Eastern United States. Annapolis MA. 9/2017

Flowers pink-purple, tiny, no ray flowers, in numerous small, narrow heads about 0.7 cm long, basal bracts (involucre), hairy, overlapping in several rows; inflorescence of flat-topped clusters of flower heads; blooming Aug.-Sept. 

Wetland status: FACW. 

Frequency in NYC: Infrequent. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Salt marshes, tidal creeks, open, wet brackish areas, also in the seed bank of some dredge-spoil fill.