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Late-flowering Boneset

Eupatorium serotinum

Alternate Name: White boneset

Family: (Asteraceae) Sunflower

Habitat: Moist woodland edges and prairies

Height: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Period: September - November

Description: Perennial. Small white flowers grouped into larger flower heads. Leaves are 2-4" long and coarsely toothed. Prefers partial shade and moist conditions but tolerates full sun. Grows well in sandy or clay soils. Masses of late-flowering boneset are very showy in late August and September.

The Wildlife Connection: Nectar is attractive to butterflies and other insects. Seeds are an important food source for seed-eating birds.

Propagation Tips: Available commercially. Small plants may be transplanted. Self seeds.

Late-flowering Boneset
Late-flowering Boneset

Winnie Burkett. Photographed on the Bolivar Peninsula.

Late-flowering Boneset
Late-flowering Boneset

Winnie Burkett. Photographed on the Bolivar Peninsula.

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