joe-pye weed


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joe-pye weed

(jō-pī`), name for a tall North American plant (Eupatorium purpureum) of the family Asteraceae (asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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 family), having small, usually pinkish-purple blossoms in large terminal clusters. The name comes from that of a Native American who reputedly effected many cures with the herb. An infusion of the leaves and roots was formerly, and is sometimes yet, employed as a diuretic and an astringent, among other things. It is also called gravelroot, trumpetweed, and purple bonesetboneset
or thoroughwort
, perennial North American herb (Eupatorium perfoliatum) of the family Asteraceae (aster family), having terminal clusters of small, chiefly white blossoms.
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 or thoroughwort. Two related species, E. maculatum and verticillatum, are also called joe-pye weed. Joe-pye weed is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.
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Sage officinalis) that start flowering in summer and keep going into the fall and those like Asters (Asteraceae), Boltonias (Boltonia asteroides) and Joe-Pye weeds (Eupatorium purpurea) that rebloom in fall if you cut them back after their first round of summer flowers.
Joe-pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum) grows five to six feet tall and has pinkish-purple flowers standing above its foliage from August to September.
The summer display boasts colorful annuals, including coneflowers, black-eyed Susans, joe-pye weed, rhododendrons, azaleas and peonies.
I think it is as vivid as any painting, especially on a warm day when the Joe-pye weed is swarming with bees, butterflies and dragonflies.
Bees and butterflies like the Joe-pye weed, which grows up to 10 feet tall.