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Eupatorium maculatum - L.

Common Name Joe Pye Weed, Spotted joe pye weed
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Damp thickets, meadows, shores etc, usually on rich or calcareous soils from Quebec and southwards[43].
Range South-eastern and Central N. America - Newfoundland to British Columbia to Washington and New York.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Eupatorium maculatum Joe Pye Weed, Spotted joe pye weed


taken in the "Kijktuinen Nunspeet" - www.kijktuinen.nl.
Eupatorium maculatum Joe Pye Weed, Spotted joe pye weed
taken in the "Kijktuinen Nunspeet" - www.kijktuinen.nl.

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Summary

Bloom Color: Purple. Main Bloom Time: Early fall, Late summer, Mid summer. Form: Upright or erect.


Physical Characteristics

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Eupatorium maculatum is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.5 m (5ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from Jul to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Antirheumatic;  Diaphoretic;  Diuretic;  Kidney.

A tea made from the whole herb is diuretic[222]. It is used in the treatment of kidney complaints, painful urination, rheumatism etc[61, 222]. The leaves and stems are harvested in the summer before the flower buds open, and are dried for later use[238]. A tea made from the roots is used in the treatment of fevers, colds, kidney and liver complaints, rheumatism etc[222, 257]. It is said to have a tonic effect upon pregnant women[257] and is also said to induce sweating[222]. Externally, a decoction of the roots is used as a wash on rheumatic joints[257]. The roots are harvested in the autumn and dried for later use[238].

Other Uses

Straw.

The stems have been used as straws[257].

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Border, Erosion control, Massing, Seashore, Specimen, Woodland garden. Succeeds in ordinary garden soil that is well-drained but moisture retentive in sun or part shade[200]. This species is hardy to about -25°c[187]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233]. Special Features: Attractive foliage, North American native, Naturalizing, Attracts butterflies, Suitable for cut flowers.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer. Division in spring or autumn[111]. Very easy, the clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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