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gravel root

Purple/pink flowers (sometimes white) in rounded clusters fanning out at top of stem which can reach 12 ft. (4m) high. Stems purple or green with purple spots, hollow. Pointy lance shaped leaves, 4-8 around same spot on stem. Crushed leaves have apple scent. Whole plant useable, roots are strongest. Leaves and root are used for kidney infections, painful urination, enlarged prostate, diuretic, diarrhea, colds, chills, rheumatism, gout, kidney stones, asthma, coughs, gallbladder, strengthens immune system. Lots of polysaccharides. Be aware there is another plant the used to be called “Gravel Root”
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Eupatorium purpureum, or Joe Pye weed, is an American plant, popular with modern garden designers in meadow settings.
Jan Sacks, who will lead the program, is the co-owner of Joe Pye Weed Garden and is a breeder of primulas and Siberian iris.
Ao I also came across a diminutive Joe Pye weed species named Eupatorium dubium.
Midwestern peaches are coming in to the markets as late summer's white snakeroot is budding in the woods, and Joe Pye weed heads up in the wetlands.
Some native plants that love to have wet feet are buttonbush, pickerel weed, blue flag iris, lizard's tail, jewelweed, mist flower, Joe Pye weed, turtlehead, pitcher plant, and swamp rose mallow.
The first shy wind / Of autumn whispered / To the goldenrod / And Joe Pye weed, // Bloom.
Other recommended nectar plants include Caryopteris (blue mist shrub), Monarda (bee balm), Joe Pye weed, asters, sedums, Echinacea (purple coneflower), marigolds, lantana, verbenas and zinnia.
The slag now sports red maple and black birch, as well as sumac, Joe Pye weed, and blackberry.
To attract more, plant these butterfly favorites around your yard: purple coneflower, butterfly bush, milkweed, Joe Pye Weed and bee balm (monarda).
Herbaceous species include royal (Osmunda regalis), cinnamon (Osmunda cinnamomea), and Virginia chain ferns (Woodwardia virginica); joe pye weed (Eupatoriumfistulosum); peat moss (Sphagnum spp.
Perennial Eupatorium purpureum, Joe Pye Weed is of upright stature with purple fluffy, dome-shaped flowers in late summer and Angelica Archangelica with its huge cow parsley- like green form adds drama.
Many plants have aesthetic qualities such as milkweed, goldenrod, Joe Pye weed and boneset.