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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.

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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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