Sweetscent or Camphorweed?

Sweetscent (Pluchea odorata) is a native wildflower of moist places (brackish or fresh) that has a variety of other common names including camphorweed, stinkweed, salt marsh fleabane, sourbush, and cattle-tongue. Many of its common names refer to the sweet-spicey-musky fragrance…

Camphorweeds: Daisies without Petals

The aster family, Asteraceae, is sometimes called the daisy or sunflower family. ┬áMany plants in this family, like the weedy but native common beggarticks (Bidens alba) shown below, have the standard daisy setup, a central disc (which is filled with…