Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Eupatorium or Eutrochium?
This is one of many Eupatorium varieties we have here - tall ones, short ones, white, pink, blue...we have a bunch. Or it's a type of Eutrochium - hard to tell. I've seen almost identical photos in descriptions of both.
The leaves are opposite and 5 or 6 of them surround the stem. Sometimes the stems are spotted and the flower heads a bit flatter [Spotted Joe Pye Weed.] It likes moist areas around creeks and bogs. We have a lot of it along the creeks.