Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon

Look for it in marl fens, wet calcareous meadows, cove forests, grassy balds, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 3-6

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: 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 maculatum var. maculatum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-34-002:
Eupatorium maculatum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Eupatorium maculatum var. maculatum

LESS THAN Phylogeny & biogeography of Eupatorium (Schmidt & Schilling, 2000)
Eupatoriadelphus maculatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Spotted Joe Pye Weed


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image of Eutrochium maculatum var. maculatum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_euma6_001_lvd

        

image of Eutrochium maculatum var. maculatum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_euma6_002_lvd

        

image of Eutrochium maculatum var. maculatum

JK Marlow    jkm0407r_02

July    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Sharp-toothed leaves in whorls of 4-5, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Eutrochium maculatum var. maculatum

JK Marlow    jkm060723_107

July    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Stem dark purple or at least purple-spotted, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE stems of Joe Pye Weed species

image of Eutrochium maculatum var. maculatum

JK Marlow    jkm060723_112

July    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Eutrochium maculatum var. maculatum

JK Marlow    jkm0508c_11

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves average 4-5 per whorl, per Weakley's Flora.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Joe Pye Weed species

image of Eutrochium maculatum var. maculatum

JK Marlow    jkm0508c_36

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Eutrochium maculatum var. maculatum

JK Marlow    jkm0508c_36b

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Inflorescence flat-topped with many flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Eutrochium maculatum var. maculatum

JK Marlow    jkm0508c_36c

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves are thick, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.