Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Eupatorium purpureum L.
green-stemmed Joe-Pye-weed, purple Joe-Pye-weed
Eupatorium: from Greek name Mithridates Eupator, King of Pontus about 115BC who is said to have discovered an antidote to a commonly used poison in one of the species
purpureum: from Latin for "purple"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 4'-6' tall, hairless forb; stems greenish except with purple usually only at the nodes, not spotted, usually solid inside|
|Flower: ||head with 4 -7 pale pink to purplish flowers; inflorescence usually a domed, branched cluster; blooms Aug.-Sept.|
|Leaf:|| sharply toothed, mostly in whorls of 3-4, veins pinnately-arranged |
|Habitat: ||full sun to partial shade; dry to moderate moisture; meadows, prairies, woods; in sandy, loamy soil|