Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Spotted Joe-pye-weed - Eutrochium maculatum var. maculatum   (L.) E.E. Lamont
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Author(L.) E.E. Lamont
DistributionMountains only.

Newf. to Ont. and MN, south to KY and IA; in Appalachians south to western NC.
AbundanceRare to locally uncommon. This is a Watch List species.
HabitatWet to moist meadows, marshes, fens, and even in cove forests (Weakley 2018).
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting late July-October.
IdentificationSpotted Joe-pye-weed may indeed have red-purple specked stems, but not always distinctly so. Note that Coastal Plain Joe-pye-weed can also have spotted stems, but is otherwise very different. Its inflorescence is +- flat-topped, unlike our other species, and has 9-22 florets per head, many more than our other species.
Taxonomic CommentsFormerly treated as Eupatorium maculatum.

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State RankS3? [S2S3]
Global RankG5T5
State StatusW7
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B.A. SorrieUnspecified location on Blue Ridge Parkway, August 2014. YanceyPhoto_natural

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