$3.50 – $8.95
Soil: (Hydric) Wet to Mesic(Medium)
Sun: Full to Part
Flowers: The flower heads bloom in a large cluster at the top of the plant. Each 1/4″ flower head is made up of tiny pink or white ray flowers. Each flower will produce a single seed.
Leaves: The opposite, lance-shaped/triangular leaves meet each other around the stem, giving the appearance of one big diamond shaped leaf with a stem perforating the center. They are toothed and have lots of tiny hairs, more on the underside than the top.
The flowers from this plant are very attractive to bees, butterflies and beneficial insects. Birds enjoy the seeds. Boneset is excellent for use in a raingarden, shoreline restoration projects!
Medicinal Uses: Early settlers wrapped Boneset in splints because they believe that it would heal bones. Dried leaves were used in a tea used to treat colds, coughs, and constipation.
Other Uses: It is very attractive to butterflies.
Name: The common name refers to the fact that it was once thought to heal broken bones. The King of Pontus – Mithridates Eupator, used Eupatorium as an antidote for poison.