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Eastern Joe-Pye-weed
Eupatorium dubium (Eupatoriadelphus dubius)

Connecticut has four species of Joe-Pye-weed, all with clusters of dull pink flowers. Leaves of eastern Joe-Pye-weed narrow abruptly at the base, while the leaves of other species taper gradually. Other identifying marks for eastern Joe-Pye-weed are the fine purple spots on the stem, and the dome-shaped flower clusters (as opposed to the flat-topped clusters of spotted Joe-Pye weed).

• Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
• Habitat: swamps, shores, wet meadows
• Height: 2-5 feet
• Flower size: tiny, in rounded clusters 4-7 inches across
• Flower color: dull pink
• Flowering time: July to September
• Origin: native

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.