Lateflowering thoroughwort, White boneset, Late boneset, Late-flowering boneset
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Flaigg, Norman G.
Late Boneset is a member of the aster family (family Asteraceae) which includes herbs, sometimes shrubs or vines, rarely trees, with simple
or compound, alternate
leaves. Flowers small, but organized into larger heads resembling a single, radially symmetrical flower
cupped by a ring of green bracts. Flower-like heads: tiny, radially symmetrical central flowers form the disk; larger flowers around the edge, the rays, strap-shaped and resembling petals; however, all flowers in one had may be disk flowers or rays.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov
, DC Native Habitat:
Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Woodlands edge, Opening, Near lakes or ponds
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay
Conditions Comments: Grows by rhizomes.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Showy, Blooms ornamental
Use Wildlife: Nectar-Butterflies, Nectar-insects, Seeds-Granivorous birds
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: High