Asteraceae (Eupatorieae tribe)

(as-tr-AY-see-ee / yoo-puh-TOR-ee)
– a family in the¬†Asterales¬†order –

Here in the St. Louis Area, we have 12 not-too-obscure plants that are in the “Boneset” tribe of the Aster Family:

  • Ageratina altissima (White Snakeroot) [CC2]
  • Brickellia eupatorioides (False Boneset) [CC6]
  • Conoclinium coelestinum (Blue Mistflower) [CC3]
  • Eupatorium altissimum (Tall Boneset) [CC3]
  • Eupatorium perfoliatum (Common Boneset) [CC3]
  • Eupatorium serotinum (Late Boneset) [CC1]
  • Eutrochium purpureum (Sweet Joe Pye Weed) [CC6]
  • Liatris aspera (Rough Blazingstar) [CC6]
  • Liatris cylindracea (Cylindric Blazingstar) [CC7]
  • Liatris pycnostachya (Prairie Blazingstar) [CC6]
  • Liatris scariosa (Savanna Blazingstar) [CC9]
  • Liatris squarrosa (Scaly Blazingstar) [CC6]

[CC] = Coefficient of Conservatism