Spotted Joe-Pye-Weed (Eupatorium maculatum)

Plant family: Aster, Asteraceae

Wetland Indicator Status: OBL

Spotted Joe-Pye-Weed Leaves

Close up of a whorl Spotted Joe-Pye-Weed leaves.

Spotted Joe-Pye-Weeds (Eupatorium maculatum)are among our most attractive wetland plants.  They bloom in late summer and fall, adding a touch of color in an increasingly drab landscape.  The plant is said to be named after Joe-Pye, a Native American herbalist on the East Coast of the United States.

A bumble bee is busily feeding on the this Spotted Joe-Pye-Weed (Eupatorium maculatum), too busy to notice me.