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boneset (bōnˈsĕt) or thoroughwort (thûrˈəwûrtˌ, –wôrtˌ), perennial North American herb (Eupatorium perfoliatum) of the family Asteraceae (aster family), having terminal clusters of small, chiefly white blossoms. Native Americans and settlers alike valued the plant for the bitter tea made from its leaves and flowers, for which it was often cultivated in gardens. The tea was used for treating colds, fever, and ague (whence the name agueweed). The herb is still sold for medicinal purposes. Other species of Eupatorium, most of which are American, are often called thoroughwort and occasionally boneset, e.g., the purple boneset, or joe-pye weed. Boneset is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.
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Bay boneset: A new and very rare plant from the Carolinas.
For example, boneset, while great to clear congestion of the chest, should never be taken in large amounts or for a lengthy period of time.
Elderflower, peppermint and yarrow is good for both colds and flu while boneset helps for aches, pains and fever.
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In 1992 biologist Emily Baxter of James Madison University, studying wildflowers, ferns, and shrubs native to Shenandoah's Big Meadows, found that 35 plant species, including formerly abundant beardtongue, boneset, fireweed, Angelica, Monarda, and sumac, had disappeared since 1975.
oblongifolius), Pitcher's sage (Salvia azurea), false boneset (Kuhnia eupatroides), and prairie goldenrod (Solidago missouriensis) all increased significantly in relative abundances with fungal suppression [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 4B OMITTED].
For example, he meticulously lists the wild plants discovered by Nathan in a field: "There are evening primrose, senna, asters, verbena, elecampane, gay feather, spiderflower, goldenrod, cone flowers, bottle gentian, ironweed, queen-of-the-meadow, boneset, yarrow, cornflowers, false foxglove, turtleheads, and sunflowers" (182).
I move through the gauntlet of roadside plants: evergreen, omnipresent mountain laurel, freeze-dried asters, goldenrod, boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum).
At the time of this interview, Nathaniel Mackey had authored two chapbooks of poetry, Four for Trane (Golemics, 1978) and Septet for the End of Time (Boneset, 1983).
(#) Eupatorium altissimum L.; Tall boneset, tall thoroughwort; Gravel lot and adjacent field; Infrequent; C = 1; BSUH 17295.
25: Tall coneflower stalks have collapsed, the white boneset has toppled over, and the small white asters, their seed heads empty, lean in the wind.
The reduction of these dominant species in the dune ridge plots has likely increased opportunity for other species, such as madders (Galium spp.), evening primrose (Oen0thera biennis L.), and boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum L.).