Boneset, a medicinal perennial, is clump-forming with small white flowers. It is among the late-flowering native plants that make our fields so colorful towards the end of summer and early fall. It grows in open fields along with the goldenrods, the asters, and ironweed. In the wild it is often seen in the moister soils alongside a stream or pond or ditch but is not fussy about the type of soil. It tolerates some shade.