Spotted Joe-Pye Weed Eupatorium maculatum
Composite Compositae family

Leaves toothed, with single vein that tapers towards the base. They whorl around a dark purple to purple-spotted stem in clusters of 3-7.

Flowers growing in clusters, flattened on top. Purple or pink bloom in small cylindrical heads.

Form/habitat: 3-10' in height, and blooms July-Sept. These are common in damp meadows and other wetlands.

NWI status: FACW

Text by Thad Soule for CES301.

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