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Spotted Joe-Pye-weed
Eupatorium maculatum (Eupatoriadelphus maculatus)

Connecticut has four species of Joe-Pye-weed, all with clusters of dull pink flowers. Spotted Joe-Pye weed got its name for having dark purple spots on its stems, though sometimes the stems are solid dark purple. Eastern Joe-Pye-weed also has purple-spotted stems, but the leaves are shorter and broader. Sweet Joe-Pye-weed (Eupatorium purpureum) has stems that are dark purple only at the leaf joints.

• Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
• Habitat: wet thickets, meadows
• Height: 2-6 feet
• Flower size: tiny, in clusters 4-6 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.