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Search Term(s): Eutrochium purpureum var. purpureum   (1 record found)

Aster Family
Eutrochium purpureum var. purpureum  (purple-node Joe-pye-weed)   
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Eupatorium purpureum L.
Carex Section
Meaning of Scientific Name
Eutrochium: from the Greek eu (well, good) and trocho (wheel-like), alluding to whorled leaves; purpureum: purple
Life Form
Perennial Herb
Phenology (Flowering Period)
Physiographic Province
☑ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☑ Kent
☐ Sussex

Rich woodlands and slopes; primarily of the Piedmont, rare on the Coastal Plain
State Status
Piedmont Status
Coastal Plain Status
Global Rank
Federal Status
Geographic Affinity
Species at Limit of Distribution
☐ Northern
☐ Southern

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
Coefficient of Conservatism
Invasive Watchlist
Global Origin (Non-native Species)
Wildlife Values
Host plant for Papaipema eupatorii (Eupatorium Borer Moth), and the flowers attract a variey of insects.
Medicinal Properties
Parts used: Root and Leaf. Used internally as tea or tincture for urinary pain or calculi, gout, and gouty arthritis. The leaves have been used as a diaphoretic for treating influenza with chills, muscle pain, headache, and sweating. Cautions: not for use during pregnancy, lactation or for young children. Contains unsaturated Pyrrolizine alkaloids.
ID Notes
Additional Info
Variety holzingeri has a mid-western distribution and variety carolinianum is found in North and South Carolina.
Habitats in which this plant occurs
Tuliptree Rich Wood (Piedmont)
Tuliptree Rich Wood (Coastal Plain)
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