(also joe pye weed)
Definition of joe-pye weed in English:
A tall North American perennial plant of the daisy family that bears clusters of small purple flowers.
- Genus Eupatorium, family Compositae, several species, in particular sweet joe-pye weed E. purpureum and spotted joe-pye weed E. maculatum
- Others are swamp blue aster, a pink turtlehead, speckled joe-pye weed, great lobelia, Pennsylvania buttercup, and several kinds of sedges.
- Plants at Holliday Park that are usually confined to fens are swamp blue aster, speckled joe-pye weed, and a rather rare species of pink turtlehead.
Early 19th century: of unknown origin.
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