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Eutrochium purpureum var. purpureum [= Eupatorium purpureum]

Purple-node Joe-Pye-weed, Sweet-scented Joe-Pye-weed, Purple Joe-Pye Weed

Scientific Name:

Eutrochium purpureum var. purpureum [= Eupatorium purpureum]

Genus:

Eutrochium

Species Epithet:

purpureum var. purpureum

Common Name:

Purple-node Joe-Pye-weed, Sweet-scented Joe-Pye-weed, Purple 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.

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:

Dry, Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Upland, usually mesic forests. Common in NC mountains and piedmont, rare in the coastal plain.

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

Global Rank:

G_?: Uncertain (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

Notes:

Can tolerated drier soils than most Joe-Pye-weeds. Crushed leaves are vanilla-scented. Global Rank G5T5?.

Weakley also lists Carolina Joe-Pye-weed, Eutrochium purpureum var. carolinianum, found in dry forests, woodlands, oak savannas, and roadsides and rare in the NC piedmont.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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

https://nc.audubon.org/700

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

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



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