About Leverkruid

Gewöhnlicher Wasserdost
Eupatoire à feuilles de chanvre
Eupatorium cannabinum

Leverkruid is an unofficial Dutch name of the plant species Eupatorium cannabinum. Its official Dutch name is Koninginnenkruid.

Eupatorium cannabinum is a common plant around Amsterdam. It inhabits moist places, and is able to establish itself in reed fields. It flowers during summer, and attracts butterflies. More information can be found on the Wikipedia pages linked to in the caption below the figure, and on numerous other sites on the internet.

Click on the image to see it in a larger format at Wikipedia NL. Original book source: Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thomé, Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz 1885, Gera, Germany. Permission granted to use under GFDL by Kurt Stueber. Source: www.biolib.de

My computers have butterfly names, because they live on leverkruid like the butterflies do:


Below a photograph of Eupatorium cannabinum in full bloom. Below it a photograph of a Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina, Dutch: Bruin Zandoogje) feeding on it. Both photographs were taken on 9 August 2008, when the plant was in full bloom.

Eupatorium cannabinum photograph

Maniola jurtina on Eupatorium cannabinum