Eupatorium altissimum - Tall Boneset
Tall Boneset (Eupatorium altissimum) is a tall unbranched perennial, except for the upper flowering stems. The stems and leaves are covered with tiny white hairs. The opposite, ovate leaves are up to 5 inches long and 1 inch across with three conspicuous veins that run along the length of each leaf. Star-shaped, dull white disk flowers bloom from summer to fall in flattened clusters at the stem tops. During the frontier days, an herbal tea made from the leaves and stems was used to relieve the bone aches associated with severe fever symptoms.
Soil Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height: 3' - 5'
Spread: 2' - 3'
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: August, September, October
Attracts: Butterflies, Pollinators
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