by Carl Strang
It’s time to look at another Eupatorium in winter. This genus of herbaceous plants in the sunflower or aster family is relatively rich in our area, including the joe-pye weeds, white snakeroot, and a few species referred to as bonesets. Tall boneset can be found in savannas as well as prairies and meadows.
In winter the calyces are relatively large, and persist for a while.
The leaves, with their few teeth concentrated in the ends, likewise hang on for a time.
I am especially struck by those large, few-lobed calyces that make this plant stand out in a winter botany array.