Common Boneset

common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) [SB Johnny Wikipedia]

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).

Sharon's Florida specializes in Florida ecotype seeds.

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