Taxon: Pluchea carolinensis (Jacq.) G. Don

Genus: Pluchea
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Nomen number: 447626
Place of publication: R. Sweet, Hort. brit. ed. 3:350. 1839
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 18-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 18-Mar-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • cattletongue  (Source: F LAnt) - English
  • coughbush  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • cure-for-all  (Source: F Florida) - English
  • sweet-scent  (Source: F LAnt) - English
  • wild tobacco  (Source: F LAnt) - English
  • tabat-diable  (Source: F LAnt) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: (fide Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Baja California, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Florida
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Anguilla ; Antigua and Barbuda ; Aruba ; Bahamas ; Barbados ; Bermuda ; Cayman Islands ; Cuba ; Dominica ; Guadeloupe ; Hispaniola ; Jamaica ; Martinique ; Montserrat ; Netherlands Antilles Curacao; Puerto Rico ; St. Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts; St. Lucia ; St. Vincent and Grenadines St. Vincent; Virgin Islands (British) ; Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    • Central America: Belize ; Costa Rica ; El Salvador ; Guatemala ; Honduras ; Nicaragua
    • Northern South America: Venezuela

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: British Indian Ocean Terr Diego Garcia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: U.S. Outlying Islands Johnston Atoll, Midway Islands; United States Hawaii
    • Northwestern Pacific: Marshall Islands ; Northern Mariana Islands ; Palau ; U.S. Outlying Islands Wake Island
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia ; Kiribati Line Islands
    • Southwestern Pacific: Kiribati Gilbert Islands, Phoenix Islands; Nauru ; New Caledonia ; Tonga ; Vanuatu ; Wallis and Futuna Islands


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  • Editorial Committee of the Flora of Taiwan Flora of Taiwan, ed. 2. 1993- (F Taiwan ed2)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
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  • Jardín Botánico Nacional Flora de la República de Cuba. 1998- (F Cuba)
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  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. 1983- (F NGalicia)
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