Eutrochium maculatum var. maculatum (L.) E.E.Lamont  
Family: Asteraceae
spotted Joe-Pye-weed
[Eupatorium maculatum f. faxonii L., Eupatorium maculatum subsp. maculatum L., Eupatorium maculatum subsp. maculatum var. maculatum L., Eupatorium maculatum var. maculatum L.]
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Joshua J. Nemec  
Etymology: 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
Plants: erect, perennial, 2'-7' tall forb; stems spotted or evenly purplish
Leaves: sharply toothed, mostly in whorls of 4-5 leaf drawing
Flowers: head with 9-22 pink to purple disk flowers; inflorescence a 7", usually flat-topped, branched cluster; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: dry seed on fluffy pappus
Habitat: full sun; wet to moist; meadows, marshes, shores; in sandy, loamy, limy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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Clifford Orsted