Asteraceae (family name)
Forage for Pollinators: Produces Nectar and Pollen for Butterflies, Moths, Short and Long-tongued Bumblebees, Honeybees, other Bees, beetles, flies. The flowers are pollinated mainly by butterflies and moths, and to a lesser extent by bees and flies.
Flowering time: July, August, September.
Growing information: NATIVE PERENNIAL WILDFLOWER growing to 1.5 m (5ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in). Prefers damp sites but not acidic. Hardy to minus 28ºC. Medicinally the leaves and flowering tops have been employed as a detoxifying herb for fevers, colds, flu and other viral conditions. It also stimulates the removal of waste products via the kidneys and has a long history of use as a gentle laxative that does not provoke irritation The flowers are pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles, lepidoptera, self. This plant may be toxic, Produces POLLEN & NECTAR. The plant is self-fertile and is noted for attracting wildlife.