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Eutrochium maculatum

Spotted Joe Pye Weed

Eutrochium maculatum, also known as Spotted Joe Pye Weed, is distinguished from other members of the Eutrochium genus by darker spots on their stems. Growing 4-7' tall, the leaves ascend a central stem in whorls of 3 to 4 leaflets, topped by a corymb of airy flowers. Eutrochium maculatum blooms plentifully from late July through September with light rose pink flowers. Eutrochium maculatum prefers wet environments, growing naturally in wet meadows, marsh edges, and swamps. Eutrochium maculatum provides habitat for cavity-nesting native bees, nectar and food for many pollinator and invertebrate species, and winter seed for native birds.

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