Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Downy Sweet Joe-pye-weed - Eutrochium purpureum var. carolinianum   Sorrie
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AuthorSorrie
DistributionSouthern Piedmont only.

Endemic to Piedmont of NC to east-central GA.
AbundanceUncommon. There are no large populations known.
HabitatDry to mesic hardwoods, pine-oak-hickory woodlands, moist slopes near streams, often in mafic soils.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting early July-mid September.
IdentificationThis recently described variety is not well-known by botanists. It closely resembled var. purpureum, but differs in its densely soft-hairy leaf undersides, leaves generally broader and more ovate-shaped, and leaf teeth short and blunt (vs. long and sharp).
Taxonomic CommentsSee also E. purpureum var. purpureum.

Other Common Name(s)Carolina Joe-pye-weed.
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