Thursday, August 16, 2012

Joe Pye Weed

 
Tall Joe Pye Weed is in bloom along roadsides and at pasture's edge. 

The name, according to legend, comes from a Native American healer who used medicines made from the plant to treat various ailments in early colonists.
 
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16 comments:

Martin said...

It seems to benefit butterflies too!

Ms. A said...

I am determined to photograph a butterfly, at some point. I haven't been able to find one that will stay put!

I love yours!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I see it too. but didn't know it's name. I think it would be pretty in a flower arrangement.
Sam

Brian Miller said...

dont know that i am familiar with it at all...or at least the name

Kath said...

Cool. One more wildflower I can now identify! Thank you.

Jean Baardsen said...

There's always something beautiful to look at and photograph!

Eileen Reilly Nephin Bish said...

Love Joe Pye...thanks for sharing the beauty!

KarenB said...

I just took a picture of a lovely butterfly on a Joe Pye weed!

Mel said...

I love my Joe Pye weed. I don't think it deserves to be called a weed, though. It is the best bee and butterfly perennial in my garden, the tallest perennial I have ever grown and I'm so grateful my neighbor gave me some of her volunteers. You won't find it along the roadsides in Illinois, which are mostly filled with Queen Anne's Lace and Chicory, until the road crews cut them down. Now I'm curious about the medicinal uses, so I'm off to google. Thanks!

Deanna said...

What a fanciful name. Far be it for me to buck legend. Sounds about right to me.

Anonymous said...

Another name used for this plant is "Queen of the Meadow," according to my friend who grew up in TN. Whatever you call it, it's a glorious plant!
Deana the queena

Liz said...

When we were in NC two weeks ago I noticed the Joe Pye Weed seems to be especially tall this year? Perhaps because you have had good rains? Too pretty for a weed!

Suz said...

I love that plant...an insect magnet

Beth said...

I love Joe Pye Weed! It's a lovely harbinger of fall, my favorite season. It showed up early this year, didn't it?

Darla said...

Isn't it lovely? The little stems look like the spindly pink legs of an adolescent. Thanks!

QuilterBear said...

Thank you for giving me the name of this glorious wildflower! I adore Queen Anne's Lace which is good as it is EVERYWHERE where I live - I wish I had a recipe for the jelly that some of the folk make here. Now Mr Joe Pye and I are gonna get better acquainted! :)