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Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

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Eupatorium perfoliatum (Boneset)

From July through October, dome-shaped clusters of white flowers bloom over hairy leaves that are oppsoite each other and clasp the stem. Native Americans and later settlers used the plant to treat a wide variety of ills including flu called "breakbone fever."

Additional Information:


Height
30-48 Inches

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Spread
16-25 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-7

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Rose Mallow (Hibiscus lasiocarpos), Copper Iris (Iris fulva), Tussock Sedge (Carex stricta), Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACW+

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

High

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map