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Eutrochium purpureum L.
Purple-node Joe-pye-weed; Eupatoriadelphus purpureus; Eupatorium purpureum

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Eutrochium purpureum (L.) E.E. Lamont
sweetscented joe pye weed

Image of Eutrochium purpureum

General Information
Symbol: EUPU21
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 357. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team . Usage Requirements .



Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
EUPU10 Eupatorium purpureum L. sweetscented joe pye weed


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae – Aster family
Genus Eutrochium Raf. – joe pye weed
Species Eutrochium purpureum (L.) E.E. Lamont – sweetscented joe pye weed

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 3 subspecies of Eutrochium purpureum . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Eutrochium purpureum</i>
(L.) E.E. Lamont var. <i>
Eutrochium purpureum var. carolinianum
Carolina joe pye weed Distribution of <i>
Eutrochium purpureum</i>
(L.) E.E. Lamont var. <i>
(Rydb.) E.E. Lamont
Eutrochium purpureum var. holzingeri
Holzinger's eupatorium Distribution of <i>
Eutrochium purpureum</i>
(L.) E.E. Lamont var. <i>
purpureum </i>
Eutrochium purpureum var. purpureum
sweetscented joe pye weed

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Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FAC
Great Plains FAC
Midwest FAC
Northcentral & Northeast FAC

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