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Eutrochium dubium

Common Name(s):
Coastal plain Joe-Pye weed, Coastal plain joe pye weed, Coastal plain joepyeweed , Joe pye thoroughwort
Categories:
Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

 A perennial in the Asteraceae family native to the eastern coastal plains and wetlands of North America. Grows best in moist, fertile, humusy to sandy or gravelly soils in full sun to part shade.  

Seasons of Interest:

    Bloom: Summer, July-September

Wildlife Value:  Butterflies are attracted to the flowers and songbirds eat the seeds.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious insect or disease problems. Good resistance to powdery mildew.  Soils must not be allowed to dry out or the leaves will scorch.  This plant will not tolerate full shade locations.

This plant is also known as: Eupatoriadelphus dubius


Compare this plant to: Eutrochium fistulosumVernonia noveboracensis

 

 

Season:
Blooms late summer, early fall
Height:
3-5 ft.
Flower Color:
Ranges from light pink to dark purple
Foliage:
Atractive purple-spotted stems with 6" oval, toothed, three-veined leaves purple-spotted stems clad whorled with 6' long ovate, coarsely-toothed, three-veined leaves.
Flower:
Small disk flowers (rays absent) pale pink to dark purple bloom in large, dome-shaped clusters in the summer.
Zones:
3-9
Habit:
Upright
Site:
Tolerates a range but prefers moist soil and full sun.
Propagation:
Seeds
Exposure:
Full sun to partial shade
Soil:
Wet, sandy
Regions:
Coastal
Origin:
eastern North America
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
pond, boarders, wetland, meadow, wet soil, wet sites, birds, nectar, pollinator, wildlife, water garden, cottage garden, rain garden, butterflies, wet

NCCES plant id: 2851

Eutrochium dubium Flowers
Kristine Paulus, CC BY - 4.0
Eutrochium dubium Eutrochium dubium 'Little Joe' spent flowers.
David J. Stang, CC BY - 2.0
Eutrochium dubium Butterflies, such as this eastern swallowtail, are important pollinators for many beautiful wildflowers like this dwarf Joe Pye Weed.
Dave Bonta, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Eutrochium dubium Eutrochium dubium
Eden, Janie & Jim, CC BY - 4.0
Eutrochium dubium Eutrochium dubium
Joshua Mayer, CC BY-SA - 4.0
Eutrochium dubium Eutrochium dubium
Liz West, CC BY - 4.0
Eutrochium dubium Eutrochium dubium
Wendell Smith, CC BY - 4.0