Photographer: John M. Schoeneker
Eupatorium altissimum L.
upland boneset, tall boneset, tall eupatorium, tall thoroughwort
Eupatorium: from Greek name Mithridates Eupator, King of Pontus about 115BC who is said to have discovered an antidote to a commonly used poison in one of the species
altissimum: Latin for "especially tall"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 3'- 6 1/2' tall forb with leafy, hairy stems|
|Flower: ||head with mostly 5 white, disk flowers; inflorescence of many heads in branched, flattish clusters; blooms July-Sept.|
|Fruit:||dry seed on fluffy pappus|
|Leaf:||many, opposite, hairy, 2"-5" long, lance-like, pointed at both ends and usually with a few, small teeth above the middle |
|Habitat: ||woods, thickets, savannas, glades|