Sun: Full to partial
Bloom Time: July-September
Bloom Color: White, flecked with carmine
Genotype: Superior Township, Washtenaw County
Indigenous interactions: In the Great Lakes area, the Meskwaki made an infusion of leaves for fever, ague, or "when a person is all run down." A compound containing the florets, applied to the nose, was used to revive people. The Meskwaki also used the leaves to scent mink traps (Moerman, 1998).
This pollinator powerhouse with fragrant foliage and branching flowerheads attracts a range of pollinators, including butterflies, bees, flies, and wasps. Host plant for the Gray Hairstreak butterfly. The Xerces Society recommends this species as "highly attractive to pollinators" in the Great Lakes region.
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