Wildflowers of New York

Eupatorium perfoliatum

A photographic collection and brief reference to help identify Wildflowers found in New York

Boneset
- Eupatorium perfoliatum

Daisy Family

Boneset leaves are course, often wrinkled, opposite and lanceolate. The opposite paired leaves are joined at the base and surround the hairy stem. It was the appearance of the stem growing through the leaves that indicated to early herbalists that the leaves were useful in setting bones. Boneset leaves were wrapped in bandages around splints

The flower clusters appear fuzzy but the tiny individual flowers are as distinct as any other flower. The flowers attract a multitude of assorted bugs.

Found: Fields, thickets, swamps - moist/wet areas
Height: 2 - 4+ feet
July - Sept bloom time

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