www.zinnysworld.com    Copyright 2000-2015 by Thomas Zinneman.  All rights reserved. Rosy Camphorweed Pluchea rosea

Rosy Camphorweed is a herbaceous perennial found in marshes, wet pine flatwoods, and wet ditches.  It is found in the southeastern United States, West Indies, and Mexico.  It is a Florida native plant and found throughout the state.

This plant has oval grayish-to-silver green hairy leaves that are  1.5-4 inches in length with toothed margins.  When crushed, they emit a fragrant smell.  They are attached alternately to an upright stem that can grow to a height of 30 inches. Compact clusters of pale rosy flower heads are found at the top of the stems.  The flowers bloom from spring to fall.  Hairstreaks, Skippers, and other small butterflies are attracted to this plant.

The above photos were taken in Deep Creek in Charlotte County.

The distribution maps for Rosy Camphorweeds are from the Plants Database of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).