May. 24, 2021
Appalachian joe-pye-weed, Eutrochium steelei
Appachian has the smallest range among the joe-pye-weeds. It only grows in the mountainous regions of KY(E), NC, TN, and VA. It looks much like the other Joes, but only has three to four leaves at each of the nodes on the stem. One website mentions that the plant in their images is dusty. It was along a dirt road. Fortunately, here you see a clean plant from along a paved route in Bell County, KY, 7/15/15. Aster family, Asteraceae.