Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium perfoliatum


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Soil: (Hydric) Wet to Mesic(Medium)
Sun: Full to Part
Height: 3′-4′
Color: White
Bloom: June-July
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.

Suggested Uses:

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!

Interesting Facts:

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.
Food Uses:
Other Uses: It is very attractive to butterflies.
More Information:
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.
Other Names:

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions N/A

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