9-1-17… How about this Gem for a late summer/fall blooming native perennial… Boneset… Eupatorium perfoliatum

Posted on: September 1, 2017

This is one of a few very important flowering plants for the bees and other pollinators at this time of year… so please think twice about cutting it down or removing it as it definitely serves a purpose… this native gets about 3-5’ tall and loves full sun to part shade. The pure white slightly aromatic flowers are eye catchers in a late summer landscape. This plant acquired its name for the belief that it would help in setting and healing your bones. The dried leaves have also been used to make boneset tea, believed to be effective in treating colds, coughs, and constipation.