linear, oblong, lanceolate, oblanceolate
June - October
0.4 - 1.6
Similar to E. hyssopifolium which also has narrow leaves. Eupatorium hyssopifolium is easily distinguished by the presence of reduced leafy branches arising from its leaf axils.
The seeds of most species of Eupatorium benefit from cold/dry stratification (Steffen 1997).
The seeds of several Eupatoriums are eaten by birds.
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."
Savannahs, pine barrens, sandy or boggy woods, wet meadows, margins of ponds, especially sandy soil.