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Joe-Pye Weed - Eutrochium fistulosum

Joe-Pye Weed - Eutrochium fistulosum

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•Status in Florida: Native

•Size at Maturity: Typically grows 4 to 7 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide.

•Phenology: Perennial herb with stout, hollow stems, whorled leaves, and clusters of pink to purplish flowers that bloom in late summer to fall.

•Life Cycle: Perennial

•Bloom Season: Late summer to fall

•Deciduous, Dioecious, Evergreen: Deciduous

•Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade

•Soil Texture: Moist, fertile soils; tolerant of clay, loam, or sandy soils

•Soil pH: Tolerant of a wide range, but prefers slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6.0-7.0)

•Moisture Requirements: Prefers consistently moist to wet soil, but can tolerate occasional periods of drought once established

•Tolerance to Salt Spray: Low tolerance

•Recommended Landscape Uses: Butterfly gardens, pollinator gardens, native plant gardens, rain gardens, bog gardens, naturalized areas

•Maintenance Tips: Low maintenance; prune as needed to maintain shape and remove dead or damaged foliage; may require support in exposed locations

•Considerations: Joe-Pye Weed can spread vigorously in favorable conditions and may require management to prevent it from becoming invasive.

•Deer and/or Rabbit Resistance: Moderately resistant; typically not preferred by deer or rabbits

•Edible: Not typically consumed

•Medicinal Uses: Traditionally used in herbal medicine for various purposes, including as a diuretic and for treating fevers and kidney ailments, but use caution as some species may have toxic properties.

•Toxicity to Pets: Not known to be toxic to pets, but ingestion of large quantities of plant material may cause gastrointestinal upset.

•Florida Native Companion Plant: Swamp Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius), Goldenrod (Solidago spp.)

•Wildlife Benefit: Attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies; provides habitat and food for various insects

•Caterpillar Host Plant: Joe-Pye Weed is a host plant for the caterpillars of various butterfly species, including the Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes) and the American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis).

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