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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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Illinois natives bee balm, cone flower, ironweed, Joe pye weed, butterfly weed and globe thistle are butterfly magnets.
I can only dream about the result if they were grown with spotted bee-balm Monarda punctata, Joe Pye Weed, Eutrochium purpureum, Hummingbird Mints (Agastache species and hybrids) like Blue Fortune, and Common Boneset, Eupatorium perfoliatum.
Plants that respond well to this include Solidago (golden rod) Eupatorium purpureum (Joe Pye weed), Echinacea Purpurea, Phlox paniclata and helianthus, particularly Lemon Queen.
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.
JOE PYE WEED: pale rose flowers, thrives in bog gardens, attracts butterflies.
AoItAAEs a great, statuesque plant typically from wetter areas,Ao said McLaughlin, Aobut (is) deep rooted and can take incredible dryness.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.
// 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).