Eupatorium altissimum (tall boneset) is native to Illinois. Blooming from August to October, the flat topped inflorescence contains many small white flowers.
Eupatorium altissimum reaches heights of 6 feet and grows well in disturbed areas. Mammals tend to avoid this plant while many types of insects use it for food and habitat.
|Botanical Name||Eupatorium altissimum|
|Common Name||tall boneset|
|USDA Zone||4 thru 8|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Season(s) of interest||summer, fall, winter|
|Height and Spread||2-6ft x 2-3ft (60-180cm x 60-90cm)|
|Attracts Wildlife||Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores|
|Additional Information||Native to Chicago Region. Excellent Late Season Nectar Source for Pollinators.|
|Location in Lurie Garden||Northwest Light Plate|