Wetland wildflower: Coastal plain Joe Pye weed found at Pocosin Lakes NWR

Published 6:55 am Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Coastal plain Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium dubium) is a wetland wildflower that occurs on Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.

Standing more than 6 feet tall at maturity, the pink flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies. The flowers mature into fluffy seeds that persist into the winter and are picked off by songbirds.

It only occurs in wetlands.

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