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

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

Species Description:
Perennial herb

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.

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:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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