Spotted Joe-pye Weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
A showy, wetland loving, comparatively short Joe-pye weed! Like other Joe-pye weeds, it is attractive to pollinators, including butterflies. Spreads well in optimum conditions.
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic
Soil Type: Silty Loam, Sandy Loam, Humus
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Aug-Sep
Root Type: Rhizome
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, flies, butterflies, skippers, and moths. Hosts moths including the three-lined flower moth and ruby tiger moth, and some leaf bugs and some smaller insects. Not preferred but occasionally browsed by herbivores.