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Eutrochium maculatum var. maculatum [= Eupatorium maculatum]

Spotted Joe-Pye-weed

Scientific Name:

Eutrochium maculatum var. maculatum [= Eupatorium maculatum]

Genus:

Eutrochium

Species Epithet:

maculatum var. maculatum

Common Name:

Spotted Joe-Pye-weed

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft., 6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Marl fens, wet calcareous meadows, cove forests, grassy balds. Uncommon in NC mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Whorled

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled, S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

State Status:

W7: Watch List: Poorly Known in NC (*Key)

Notes:

Has a solid pith (unlike Eutrochium fistulosum) and the inflorescence is more flat-topped than other Joe-Pye-weeds. Cultivars available.
Global Rank G5T5.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/eutrochium-maculatum/

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/eutrochium/maculatum/

https://nc.audubon.org/700



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