The name suggests an inferior type of fennel, but it’s not at all related to fennel, which is a culinary herb imported from the Mediterranean. Eupatorium capillifolium = Dogfennel; Eupatorium capillifolium variety leptophyllum or simply Eupatorium leptophyllum = False Fennel, both plants are unrelated to real Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare). You should not eat Dog Fennel because it contains a toxic chemical called pyrrolizidine. U.S. Weed Information; Eupatorium capillifolium . Thanks! Ilnicki RD; Johnson MW, 1959. E. capillifolium's flowers are feathery and white, while A. scoparia's flowers are short, ball-shape and yellowy-green. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. bitterweed_infested_cattle_pasture_9-22-14.jpg Dog fennel is a significantly larger plant in comparison. Temperature, light, and seed size and their effects on germination of dog fennel. Dog fennel contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which are toxic to birds and mammals, including people. The leaves will omit a foul odor. Bitterweed (Bitter Sneezeweed; Yellow Dog-Fennel) Bitterweed has very narrow leaves, and it forms many branches at the top part of the plant. This plant is know as Dog Fennel. Dog Fennel (Eupatorium capillifolium) in the Eupatoriums Database - Garden.org New and Unread Tree-Mails Proceedings of the 13th NE Weed Control Conference. Pyrrolizidines cause the veins in the liver to clog and retain fluid and ultimately fail. You can place the long stems of this plant under your furniture to help repel fleas.” Older plant in the fall having shed most of its white petals and seeds Depending on the region, this plant can be found in the summer and sometimes in the winter. dog-fennel thoroughwort. Dog Fennel – Per Barbara Ciolino on Pinterest – “I used to live in Florida where the fleas are a real problem. This patch was on the edge of the woods by the pond. ... Podster, I can't remember the name of the Butterfly larva that feeds on dog fennel, The black swallowtail I think. This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. The only thing I'd question, the Baccharis descriptions indicate a tree... this appears to be a clump of weeds. Dog Fennel is a native plant that grows mostly in the southeastern United States. Anthemis cotula L. Journal of Ecology, 59:623-636. The dog fennel plant belongs to the Compositae family with the scientific name of Achillea millefolium. Our favorite Florida forager reports that some people have used dog fennel in … I'll use this info to check when I get home today: The leaves of dog fennel are divided into thread-like segments, giving a fern like appearance. Endangered. Kay QON, 1971. The stems of dog fennel are reddish in color, hairy and arise from a woody base. Dogfennel (Eupatorium capillifolium) is a perennial weed common to turf, roadsides and container plants.Depending on the management practices for the site, dogfennel can grow to be a very tall plant (exceeding 3 feet in height), or may reach maturity as a short plant (less than 6 inches). The picture of the cilantro that you posted didn't appear to be bolting anytime soon. Biological flora of the British Isles. 13:440. dogfennel. I just read online some details about dog fennel. As they are both aromatic plants, the easiest way to be sure is to do a smell test on the plant suspected to be dog fennel. Description. One of these is Dog Fennel. This plant is also known as the dog daisy or mayweed. Kingsbury JM, 1964. Plant database entry for Dog Fennel (Eupatorium capillifolium) with 12 images, one comment, and 29 data details. Because it contains a toxic chemical called pyrrolizidine are feathery and white, A.. 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