The Main Plant entry for Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-08-17Swallowtail On Joe Pye Weed 018
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Location: Nearby WetlandsDate: August 19, 2014Contrasting Colors With Queen Ann's Lace
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Location: Altamont, IllinoisDate: 8-4-07
By jmorth
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Location: Altamont, IllinoisDate: 8-4-07
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2017-08-07Joe Pye Weed And Friend 006
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-07-23
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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 8:04 PM

"Eutrochium is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in Asteraceae. They are commonly referred to as Joe-Pye weeds. They are native to Eastern North America and have non-dissected foliage and pigmented flowers. It includes all the purple flowering North American species of the genus Eupatorium as traditionally defined.

Joe Pye, an Indian healer from New England, used E. purpureum to treat a variety of ailments, which led to the name Joe-Pye weed for these plants."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 3, 2012 12:53 PM

Eutrochium is a robust upright perennial, 3-10 ft tall, with either purple-spotted or solid purple stems that are unbranched below the flower clusters and mostly hollow. The lance shaped leaves are 8-12 in long, and arranged in whorls of 4-7 at each node on the stem. The leaves have a vanilla scent when crushed.

This genus was previously categorized as Eupatorium.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Is this a weed? by ninabee Jun 9, 2018 10:35 PM 4
Please identify by ninabee Jun 9, 2018 12:15 AM 7
HAVE: Eutrochium purpureum (Joe-Pye weed) seeds by UrbanWild Apr 5, 2018 5:39 AM 1
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HAVE: Too much of these (plants for postage) by lovesblooms Jun 1, 2018 9:48 AM 20

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