Common Name: Common Boneset
Latin Name: Eupatorium perfoliatum
Habit: A perennial wildflower that grows to about 4 – 6 feet in height.
Flowers: The clusters of white flowers appear in the spring and summer.
Habitat: It is found growing in marshes, ditches, and wet hammocks.
Landscape: In the home landscape it is grown in full sun to part shade with moist to wet soils.
It is native to the following states: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, and WV.
It grows in zones 3a to 9a.
Wildlife use: Butterflies and bees use the flower clusters as a source of nectar.
Boneset is a host plant for the clymene moth (Haploa clymene).