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common name: Boneset, Thoroughwort
full sun, part shade
moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
Stout, hairy stems and opposite leaves that are joined at the base, around the stems. The leaves are pointed, finely toothed, rough above, downy and resinous underneath. Terminal clusters of creamy-white flowers in late summer and autumn.
Any moist or wet soil in full sun or shade. Does well near water.
By seed or division.
Wild and wetland gardens, waterside planting.
Medicinal herb used to treat colds and influenza. Was used by early North American settlers to treat a serious flu-like disease called breakbone fever. Other authorities say that the leaves were used to bandage broken bones.
Native to central and eastern USA and Canada, found in wet meadows, swamps, wet prairies and near water.