Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Sweet Joe-pye-weed - Eutrochium purpureum var. purpureum   (L.) E.E. Lamont
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Author(L.) E.E. Lamont
DistributionMountains and Piedmont; rare in the Coastal Plain and absent from the Sandhills proper.

NH to MN and NE, south to northwestern FL, LA, and OK.
AbundanceUncommon to common.
HabitatMesic to moist hardwoods, conifer-hardwood forests, rocky slope woodlands, roadsides, trailsides, clearings.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting late June-September.
IdentificationSweet Joe-pye-weed may be confused with Spotted Joe-pye-weed, but lacks purple spots on stem, has a dome-shaped inflorescence (vs. flat-topped), and has only 4-7 florets per head (vs. 9-22). Also note the earlier onset of flowering!
Taxonomic CommentsFormerly treated as Eupatorium purpureum var. purpureum.

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