White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima)
An easy to grow boneset with small but often fragrant flowers. Rarely bothered by herbivores, and can spread rapidly in disturbed conditions. An excellent addition to restored woodland understory.
Light: Part Sun/Shade, Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic
Soil Type: Loam, Clay Loam
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Sep-Oct
Root Type: Fibrous
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, wasps, flies, and moths. Likely host a similar suite of insects as other bonesets, such as the ruby tiger moth and burdock borer moth, as well as some smaller insects. Bitter, toxic foliage is generally avoided by herbivores.