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Spotted Joe-Pye-Weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

Host Plant: none

Nectar Plant: monarch and swallowtails, and many other butterflies

Flower Color: pink, purple, lavender

Growth Habit: herbaceous perennial to grows to 3 feet tall

Range in North America: northern tier of North America

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness: Zones 3-9

Soil Requirements: medium to moist soil with average richness

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.

Monarch Butterfly on Goldenrod – ALAN SCHMIERER from southeast AZ, USA, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

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.

Spotted Joe-Pye-Weed (Eutrochium maculatum) Links

Webpages

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Missouri Botanical Garden

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