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