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Any of several plants of the genus Eupatorium in the composite family, especially the eastern North American species E. perfoliatum, having opposite leaves united around the stem and clusters of small white flower heads. Also called thoroughwort.

[From its use as a folk medicine.]


(Plants) any of various North American plants of the genus Eupatorium, esp E. perfoliatum, which has flat clusters of small white flowers: family Asteraceae (composites). Also called: agueweed, feverwort or thoroughwort



any composite plant of the genus Eupatorium, esp. E. perfoliatum, of North America, having white flowers in a flat-topped cluster. Also called thoroughwort.
[1810–20, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boneset - European herb having small white, pink or purple flowersboneset - European herb having small white, pink or purple flowers; naturalized as a weed in North America
healing herb, comfrey - leaves make a popular tisane; young leaves used in salads or cooked
comfrey, cumfrey - perennial herbs of Europe and Iran; make rapidly growing groundcover for shaded areas
2.boneset - perennial herb of southeastern United States having white-rayed flower headsboneset - perennial herb of southeastern United States having white-rayed flower heads; formerly used as in folk medicine
Eupatorium, genus Eupatorium - large genus of chiefly tropical herbs having heads of white or purplish flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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It is also the time to luxuriate in the colorful wildflower bouquets of chicory, pearly everlasting, cow parsnip, boneset, campion, pickerel weed, blue vervain, water lily, bull thistle, wood lily, meadow sweet, pokeweed, partridge pea, tansy, Indian pipes -- and one of the most beautiful of all -- purple loosestrife.
North Dakota-born Tom is promoting his seventh album Green Punks; while Virginia-based songwriter Diane, who has been compared to Joni Mitchell, releases her latest album Boneset in March.
Loud clumps of bees clustered in the fireweed and boneset, and the trail crunched underfoot with cans, condom wrappers, worm containers.
Boneset is a stimulating febrifuge, which means it will induce perspiration.
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.
In another case, a specimen of a new species of Eupatorium called the bay boneset, E.
strigosus) Pink fleabane (Erigeron Vaurie (1948) philadelphicus) Prick fleabane (Erigeron Wildermuth & Gates (1920) phildelphicus) Joe-pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum) Vaurie (1948) Thoroughwort or boneset (Eupatorium Vaurie (1948) perfoliatum) Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Vaurie (1948) Two-flowered Cynthia Robertson (1928) (Krigia biflora) Trumpet weed (Lactuca canadensis) Wildermuth & Gates (1920) Cone flower (Rudbeckia laciniata) Vaurie (1948); Wildermuth & Gates (1920) Family Brassicaceae Crucifers (Brassica spp.
More and more flowers show up in Williams's verse, with the common vernacular names he cherished: star-of-Bethlehem, spring beauty, Indian tobacco, heal-all, boneset.
Start drinking a herbal tea formula called Boneset Herbal Compound.
Elderflower, peppermint and yarrow is good for both colds and flu while boneset helps for aches, pains and fever.