Sweet Joe-Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)
Purple Joe-Pye Weed, Sweet-scented Joe-Pye Weed, Purple-node Joe-Pye Weed, Sweetscented Joe-Pye-Weed
Description of Sweet Joe-Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)
Sweet Joe-Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum), a member of Asteraceae (Aster Family), is a herbaceous perennial that has light purple flowers and grows from 3 to 7 feet feet tall and likes full sun to part shade in slightly moist soil. The flowers bloom from late summer to early fall.
More information about this plant can be found on this blog post.
This plant is not a host plant but is an important nectar plant to butterflies, including the Monarch, bees, flies, and other insects.
This species grows in open areas, roadsides, and waste places.
Range of Sweet Joe-Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum) in the United States and Canada
The species name, purpureum, is the Latin word for “purple.”