Common Names: Spotted joe-pyeweed
Sub-category: Aster family
An herbaceous perennial sometimes growing as high as 2 m. Stems are sometimes completely purple, sometimes green with purple spots. One plant can produce numerous rose-purple flower heads in late summer, each head with 8 to 22 disc flowers but no ray flowers. It thrives in marshes, rich fens and swamps. It also does well in man-made moist expanses such as ditches, seepage areas and wet fields. Above all else the plant flourishes in the non-shaded environments that are also abundant in wetlands.
Primary Flower Color: Pink
Secondary Flower Color: Blue/Purple