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Brickellia eupatorioides var. eupatorioides (False boneset)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Brickellia eupatorioides var. eupatorioides

Brickellia eupatorioides (L.) Shinners var. eupatorioides

False Boneset

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Brickellia rosemarinifolia, Brickellia rosmarinifolia, Kuhnia eupatorioides, Kuhnia eupatorioides var. angustifolia, Kuhnia eupatorioides var. gracilis, Kuhnia eupatorioides var. pyramidalis, Kuhnia glutinosa, Kuhnia rosemarinifolia, Kuhnia rosmarinifolia


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A 1-5 ft. perennial with few to many, sturdy, upright stems, branching above. Older plants assume a bushy appearance. Flat-topped or domed clusters of whitish, rayless, composite flowers. Flowerheads are not showy but are conspicuous after frost when they become globes of achene plumes.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Whitish to pale yellow, bracts with maroon tinges.


USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , OH , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
Native Distribution: FL to TX, n. to NJ, MI & ND
Native Habitat: Open woods; thickets; clearings; rocky slopes

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, rocky, or alluvial soils.
Conditions Comments: Weedy


Commercially Avail: yes

Find Seed or Plants

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Brickellia eupatorioides var. eupatorioides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Brickellia eupatorioides var. eupatorioides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Brickellia eupatorioides var. eupatorioides


Record Modified: 2022-12-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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