Spotted Trumpetweed and Joe-Pye Weed
Spotted Joe-Pye-Weed (Eutrochium maculatum), a member of the Asteraceae (Aster Family), is a herbaceous perennial that grows to 4-7 feet tall and has pink, purple to lavender flowers that bloom in the summer and fall.
Spotted Joe-Pye-Weed is a nectar plant for monarchs, swallowtails, and other butterflies.
Spotted Joe-Pye-Weed is found in open areas such as roadsides, fields, pastures, and gardens. It is native to the northern tier of North America.
The species name, maculatum, refers to the spotted stems.