Eutrochium maculatum var. bruneri

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Scientific Name Eutrochium maculatum var. bruneri (Eupatoriadelphus maculatus var. bruneri) USDA PLANTS Symbol
EUMAB4
Common Name Western Spotted Gravel-root, Spotted Joe-pye-weed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
780903
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills; moist areas in meadows, along streams, ditches, swamps.
Plant: Erect perennial 2 to 7 feet tall; rigid green to purple stems with dark spots, covered with fine soft hairs; branched at the the inflorescence.
Leaves: Groups of 4 or 5 leaves in whorls; lanceolate, 2-3/8 to 6 inches long with toothed margins, conspicuous veins on upper surfaces, gland-spotted lower leaf surfaces.
Inflorescence: Flat-topped corymbs 3 to 6 inches across of multiple groups of 9 to 20 small rayless composite blossoms; involucres and disc florets purplish, white protruding stamens.
References: Descr. adapted from Illinois Wildflowrrs, Flora of North America and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
Colorado Status
Native

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