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Eupatorium purpureumEupatorium purpureum

green-stemmed Joe-Pye weed

Photograph(s) by*: RHW


Height: 2-6.5'
Flowers: Jul.-Oct.; pink, purple, cream
Fruit: capsule

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH:
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy


open woods fields and floodplains

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD VA WV NY PA


Butterfly Songbird Beneficial insect *


occurs in drier, shadier habitats than other joe-pye-weeds; injured or dried plant has vanilla scent

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004