blue, pink, purple
September - November
0.5 - 2.0
The seeds of most species of Eupatorium benefit from cold/dry stratification (Steffen 1997). Seeds average approximately 2,600,000/lb.
The seeds are eaten by birds.
Restricted to Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi (USDA 1998). The species in this genus had many medicinal uses by early pioneers. Their leaves were used as a poultice under splints to heal broken bones, which explains the origin of its common name, "boneset."