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NC Native Plant Society:
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Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset, White Boneset, Common Boneset, Boneset Thoroughwort

Scientific Name:

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Genus:

Eupatorium

Species Epithet:

perfoliatum

Common Name:

Boneset, White Boneset, Common Boneset, Boneset Thoroughwort

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Marshes, swamps, bogs, wet pastures, and other wet habitats. Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Does well in rain gardens and wet meadows.

White flower clusters and leaves that surround the stem (perfoliate)

Providence County RI

The Scientific Name is Eupatorium perfoliatum. You will likely hear them called Boneset, White Boneset, Common Boneset, Boneset Thoroughwort. This picture shows the White flower clusters and leaves that surround the stem (perfoliate) of Eupatorium perfoliatum

Lisa Lofland Gould

Stems and perfoliate leaves

NC Botanical Garden, Orange County NC

The Scientific Name is Eupatorium perfoliatum. You will likely hear them called Boneset, White Boneset, Common Boneset, Boneset Thoroughwort. This picture shows the Stems and perfoliate leaves of Eupatorium perfoliatum

Lisa Lofland Gould

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/eupatorium-perfoliatum/

https://nc.audubon.org/700

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/eupatorium/perfoliatum/



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