Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission





Steele's Joe-pye-weed
Eupatorium steelei
Family: Asteraceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S2

P
Habitat:
Cove hardwood and northern hardwood forests, up to at least 1600 m.

Species Description:
Perennial herb

Phenology:
Flowering Period: Mid June to late September.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Similar to other species of joe pye weeds but the stem and upper leaf surfaces are persistently glandular-pubescent. There are few (4-8) flowers per head. It occurs exclusively in northern hardwood forest.

Management:
Disturbance of the habitat for this species that results in increased erosion or weed invasion would be detrimental. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species.

Global Range:
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Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Email:
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