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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. They are climbers. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Alagoas, Rio De Janeiro, GoiáS, Venezuela, Saint Lucia, AmazôNia, Tocantins, Puerto Rico, Pará, Piauí, Honduras, Trinidad And Tobago, US Minor Outlying Islands, Maranhao, Santa Catarina, Suriname, Distrito Federal, Saint Kitts And Nevis, Guatemala, Central America, Cuba, Bahia, Bolivia, Paraná, Roraima, The Americas, ParaíBa, Ceará, Grenada, French Guiana, RondôNia, Peru, Brazil, Pantanal, Caatinga, Mexico, Guyana, Mato Grosso Do Sul, The Contiguous United States, Pampa, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Guadeloupe, Dominica, The Dominican Republic, Uruguay, El Salvador, Rio Grande Do Sul, Panama, Jamaica, Pernambuco, Haiti, Costa Rica, Amapá, Colombia, Paraguay, Sergipe, Espirito Santo, Rio Grande Do Norte, Ecuador, Acre (Brazil), U.S. Virgin Islands, SãO Paulo, Nicaragua, Argentina, Cerrado, Mata Atlântica, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, and North America. They have simple, broad leaves and achene. Flowers are visited by Monarch, Queen, Achlyodes pallida, and Hylephila phyleus. Individuals can grow to 2.6 m.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PO_0030107
  • Definition: a fruit which develops from a carpel or gyneocium and at maturity comprises a dry exocarp, a dry mesocarp, and a dry endocarp that are connected to a seed coat by a funicle
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