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Eupatorium perfoliatum - Boneset

Native Wetland Plants

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

More About Boneset

  • Attracts birds and butterflies
  • Special value to native bees

Eupatorium perfoliatum, Boneset, is one of the most widespread of our native wetland wildflowers. It prefers wet to damp areas of the wetland margin. While tolerant of flooding, it is not usually found growing in water but is very common on banks and wet meadows. The average height is about 2-4' tall. Boneset's delicate white flowers and lush foliage make it a favorite addition for naturalized areas. Historically, the name was derived from a belief that the herb was helpful for healing bones.

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Eupatorium perfoliatum Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Mature Height
2' - 4'
Spread Characteristics
Clumping
Prolific Seeder
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
Flood Plain - Upland
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Bees/Pollinators
Butterflies
Cover
Nesting
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Goose Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
FACW+
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Flowering Perennial
Marginal
Attributes
Container
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Ornamental Flower
Rain Garden
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
4
5
6
7
8
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