oblong, elliptic, lanceolate, oblanceolate, ovate
pink, purple, red
May - November
0.0 - 1.2
Members of the genus Pluchea have a strong odor when crushed. Pluchea baccharis and P. foetida both have clasping leaf bases but P. baccharis has pink flowers, while P. foetida has creamy white flowers. Pluchea camphorata has pink flowers, but its leaves are not clasping and have petioles and the flowers are dispersed along the stem not having a flat topped appearance like P. baccharis. Its outer phyllaries are acuminate.
Found infrequently throughout most of Louisiana and southeastern Texas. Grows along the coast from North Carolina to Texas.
Savannahs, ditches, and low woods.