Eupatorium perfoliatum

common boneset

Asteraceae (Compositae)

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Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 4-6 ft    Width: 2-4 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,lavender
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden especially in sunny moist areas.
Considerations: Tall, can appear weedy especially when not in flower.
Propagation: Seed, division.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam
Soil pH Range: Adaptable


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Attracts many pollinators, especially important for native bees. Birds and other wildlife consume fruit. Larval host plant for clymene moth (Haploa clymene).
Native Habitats: Moist to wet places often in partial shade, edges of streams and rivers.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: