Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in upland, usually mesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of (2-)3-4(-5)
Petioles 5-15(-20)mm long

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. purpureum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eutrochium purpureum var. purpureum   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:
Purple-node Joe Pye Weed


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image of Eutrochium purpureum var. purpureum

JK Marlow    jkm110522_649

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

The stem is generally greenish but purplish at the nodes, 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 purpureum var. purpureum

JK Marlow    jkm0407d_25

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Eutrochium purpureum var. purpureum

JK Marlow    jkm0407s_29

July    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Eutrochium purpureum var. purpureum

JK Marlow    jkm060716_083

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

There are 3-4 leaves in each whorl, with sharp teeth, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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

image of Eutrochium purpureum var. purpureum

JK Marlow    jkm060716_087

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Leaves thin, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Eutrochium purpureum var. purpureum

JK Marlow    jkm090711_062

July        

Leaf blades pinnately veined, lance-ovate or ovate to deltate-ovate, per Flora of North America.

image of Eutrochium purpureum var. purpureum

JK Marlow    jkm090711_064

July        

Leaf bases abruptly or gradually tapered, per Flora of North America.

image of Eutrochium purpureum var. purpureum

JK Marlow    jkm0508d_19

August    Transylvania County    NC

Leaves mostly 2.5-4x long as broad, in whorls that average 3-4 leaves each, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Eutrochium purpureum var. purpureum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_eutrochium_purpureum

August        

image of Eutrochium purpureum var. purpureum

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmepurpureum_wm1

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Flowers are a pale dull pink; inflorescence is rounded, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.