Joe Pye Weed

Additional Information:

Scientific Name: Eupatorium maculatum
Common Name: Joe pye weed
Family: Asteraceae
Locale: Hunt hill road
Specific Region: Ithaca, New York
Description: Inflorescence of Eupatorium maculatum. Note the relative flat shape of the inflorescence. This is an easy way to distinguish between E. maculatum and E. purpureum (along with E. fistulosum) which are much more conical or dome-shaped. Also, E. maculatum is generally in a much wetter environment than E. purpureum which grows in drier environments.