Eupatorium perfoliatum L.Asteraceae

common name synonyms: thoroughwax, thoroughwort, common boneset

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Asteridae

order: Asterales

growth form: herb

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: No

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe

native range: North America

notes: valued for treating influenza, as a remedy for tapeworm infestation, and antidote for reptile bites and insect stings

invasiveness notes: benign

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth