Eupathorium altissimum )

Boneset is also called tall Joe-Pye weed.  According to New England tradition, Joe Pye was an Indian doctor who cured typhus with a tincture of this plant.  It is also used as a poultice for sprains and bruises.

Boneset prefers dry open areas like old grazed over fields.  The taste is apparently unattractive to cattle.