OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Eupatorium perfoliatum   FAMILY Asteraceae__


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Eupatorium perfoliatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Eupatorium perfoliatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-34-018:
Eupatorium perfoliatum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Eupatorium cuneatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Boneset


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image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_eupe3_001_lvd

        

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_eupe3_005_lvd

        

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm210426_9791

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm210610_1240

June    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm090815_186

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

Leaf bases fused, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm090815_191

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

Stem shaggy-hairy, leaf bases united around it (connate-perfoliate), per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm090815_211

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

Leaves hairy, lanceolate, opposite, prominently reticulate, and perfoliate, per Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition.

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm090815_213

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm090815_213b

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

Flower heads, about 0.2" high, have 9-23 dull-white disk flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm140816_769

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm150808_645

August    Watauga County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway, Moses Cone Park

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_e_perfoliatum_2

August        

Long-tapering wrinkled lanceolate leaves with connate bases, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm070903_032

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Heads in a flat-topped corymb with opposite, soft-hairy branches, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm070903_043

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Pollinator at work.

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm180919_4816

September    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm180919_4817

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Pollinator at work.

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm180919_4818

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Pappus whitish, 2.5-3mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm210907_3546

September    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

Steve Marlow    snm097109_19

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Pollinator at work.

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm0310h_31

October    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm091003_051

October    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

image of Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset

JK Marlow    jkm201015_7771

October    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Eupatorium perfoliatum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Eupatorium perfoliatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Eupatorium perfoliatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-34-018:
Eupatorium perfoliatum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Eupatorium cuneatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum

 

Find by scientific name:

552

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in marshes, swamps, bogs, wet pastures, and other wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaf bases fused (leaves connate)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: White
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Lustrous black
Achene

 

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