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Jack In The Bush

Chromolaena odorata (L.) R. King & H. Rob.

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Chromolaena odorata (Jack In The Bush) is a species of shrub in the family Asteraceae. It is a climber. It has a self-supporting growth form. Jack In The Bush is native to U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, US Minor Outlying Islands, the contiguous United States, North America, Paraguay, Suriname, Dominica, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, Bolivia, Uruguay, the Dominican Republic, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Colombia, Costa Rica, Haiti, Venezuela, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Ecuador, Central America, Saint Lucia, Argentina, French Guiana, the Americas, Panama, Grenada, Peru, El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Rio Grande do Norte, Goiás, Ceará, Amapá, Rio Grande do Sul, Alagoas, Caatinga, Mato Grosso do Sul, Distrito Federal, São Paulo, Espirito Santo, Rondônia, Pantanal, Bahia, Pernambuco, Pará, Amazônia, Roraima, Mata Atlântica, Tocantins, Santa Catarina, Sergipe, Amazônia, Piauí, Pampa, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Paraíba, Acre (Brazil), Cerrado, Maranhao, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, and the Americas. It has simple, broad leaves. Flowers are visited by Polyctor cleta Evans 1953. Jack In The Bush is a photoautotroph. Individuals can grow to 2.6 m.

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