Bloom Time: Late Summer/Early Fall Mid Fall Late Fall/Early Winter
Foliage: Herbaceous Burgundy
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
On Jul 8, 2012, nifty413 from Garland, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Flowers do attract many pollinators; crushed or rubbed foliage–to my nose–smells like body odor. Thus, I'd choose "Stinkweed" as the most appropriate common name. I wouldn't consider removing it from between the flagstones of my patio despite this characteristic.
I came across this plant in October while visiting my sister at her farm in Coupland, Williamson County, TX. I did not know the name of the plant and have been looking at Wildflowers of Texas field guides to try and find it. Yesterday, while at the library I leafed through a field guide and found two plants that looked a lot like "my mystery plant". Camphor Weed and Marsh Fleabane. So I am pleased to find pictures on your web-site that match my pictures.
On Dec 29, 2004, Floridian from Lutz, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
Semi-woody, perennial shrub about 4 feet tall. The fragrant leaves are ovate to lanceolate and tend to be more clustered towards the branch tips. The fragrant, pink flower heads are numerous in dense, flat-topped clusters. It blooms all year in Florida and does well in container culture but stays smaller than when planted in the ground.
Its natural habitat is freshwater and saline marshes of the southeastern United States and tropical America
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Maumelle, Arkansas Bonsall, California Bartow, Florida Fruitville, Florida Trenton, Florida Green Haven, Maryland Corpus Christi, Texas Coupland, Texas Dalworthington Gardens, Texas Garland, Texas Kyle, Texas Mesquite, Texas Village Mills, Texas