Plant A Day – Lateflowering Thoroughwort

Lateflowering Thoroughwort Eupatorium serotinum

Lateflowering Thoroughwort
Eupatorium serotinum

A claim to fame of the Lateflowering Thoroughwort is that it flowers late in the year.  This plant, aka Lateflowering Boneset, isn’t as famous among people as its relative, Common Boneset, but it is famous among Monarch butterflies, which migrate south for the winter.  The Monarch depends on late flowering plants like Goldenrods and Asters (to which the Lateflowering Thoroughwort belongs) for nectar during its flight to Mexico.

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