Scientific Name: Eupatorium perfoliatum L.
Family: Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Common name: Boneset
Description: Perennial herb with erect solid stems, 2-4 feet tall, often growing in clumps; flowers August-September.
Range and Habitat: Widespread in eastern North America in damp areas such as wet meadows, marches, ditches and clearings. Boneset is a native plant that has become weedy as disturbed areas increased.
In Porcher’s time… boneset was used to treat colds and fevers, rheumatism and constipation