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Late boneset is a member of the Aster family.  It has tiny flowers arranged in larger heads resembling a single flower.  The plant blooms from September-November which makes it a good late-season source of food for butterflies and native bees.  Late boneset prefers sun to part shade and its native habitat includes meadows, pastures and woodland edges. Once established, the plant spreads by seed and by rhizomes. According toThe Xerces Society, late boneset has special value to native bees and supports conservation biological control (attracts predatory or parasitoid insects that prey upon pest insects).
Sow seeds directly on the ground 3 weeks before last frost. Needs light for germination. Requires stratification.

Eupatorium serotinum, Late Boneset

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