Dogfennel (Summer Cedar)

Scientific Name -
Eupatorium capillifolium (Lam.) Small
Family - Compositae

Tall-growing perennial with one to several densely, hairy stems from a woodsy crown. Leaves deeply cut into linear segments. Lower leaves opposite, upper leaves alternate. Leaves strongly aromatic when crushed. Reproduces by seed and regrowth from woody base. Found from New Jersey to south Florida, and west to Texas and Arkansas. Also occurs in the West Indies and Guatemala.