Common Boneset is a wonderful native perennial for sandy, moist soils. Flowering a little earlier this year (like almost everything else), Boneset is a four foot tall, upright plant with hairy leaves and stem.
Common Boneset is found along shores in moist soils as well as low lying wet areas in prairies in full sun. It's a good candidate for rain gardens near the input where there's adequate moisture during rain events.
These Tachinid flies with their long hairs protruding from the top of their abdomens love Common Boneset and Culver's Root.
Source: Bug Eric Blog)
|Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP).|
2011. North American Plant Atlas. Chapel Hill, N.C.
Common Boneset is native to eastern North America. See map for range.