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Dunn's Woods Restoration and Education Project
Photo of Joe-Pye Weed

Photographed by Hayley Prihoda





Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum)

Native perennial plant of open woodland and woodland borders, thickets, moderately shaded riverbanks, and savannas

Slight shade to partial sun and moist to moderate conditions (plant anywhere, but less in dry areas)

Blooms purplish-pink or whitish-pink, August - September

Grows 3 - 7 ft.

Faunal Associations:

    • Skippers
    • Butterflies
    • Long-tongued bees
    • Moths

Fun Fact: In some regions, the foliage has a vanilla scent

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