New York Natural Heritage Program
White-bracted Boneset
Eupatorium leucolepis var. leucolepis
Dicots
A close-up of New England boneset (Eupatorium leucolepis var. novae-angliae) on a coastal plain pondshore in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Julie A. Lundgren
Family: Aster Family (Asteraceae)

State Protection: Endangered
listed species are those with: 1) 5 or fewer extant sites, or 2) fewer than 1,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to fewer than 4 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) species listed as endangered by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: This plant is endangered/critically imperiled in New York because of extreme rarity (typically 5 or fewer populations or very few remaining individuals) or is extremely vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G5T5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5T5 means: Secure globally - Both the species as a whole and the subspecies/variety are common in the world; widespread and abundant (but may be rare in some parts of its range).


Did you know?
The common name Justiceweed comes from the success for curing the bites of snakes and other poisonous animals by a John Justice of South Carolina in 1800, who people paid for the use of his recipe (Kress 2009). The species name leucolepis means white-scaled and refers to the white-haired bracts beneath the flower heads (Fernald 1950).

State Ranking Justification [-]
This plant has always been rare in New York. There are two existing populations, containing a few plants each. There are three known historical occurrences.

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