Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3647

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Look for it in dry forests, woodlands, oak savannas, and roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of (2-)3-4(-5)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Pale purplish-pink
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Lustrous black
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Eutrochium purpureum var. carolinianum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eutrochium purpureum var. carolinianum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-34-004?:
Eupatorium purpureum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

LESS THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Eupatorium purpureum var. purpureum

(?) LESS THAN Eupatoriadelphus purpureus

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Joe Pye Weed


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image of Eutrochium purpureum var. carolinianum, Carolina Joe Pye Weed

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_e_purpureum_car1

June    Union County    NC

Stem solid, greenish, often dark purple at the nodes, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Eutrochium purpureum var. carolinianum, Carolina Joe Pye Weed

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_e_purpureum_car1b

June    Union County    NC

Leaves ovate to broadly elliptical; teeth acute to blunt, 1-serrate, per Weakley's Flora.