Joe-Pye Weed

Eupatorium maculatum

Family Composite (Compositae)
Bloom Summer
Habitat Bogs, marshes, streams, lakes, ditches
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 2-10′
Flower Flowers are found in large flat clusters of pink-purple flowers 5-10″ wide. Hundreds of individual flowers 1/4″ wide make up the flower head.
Leaf Whorls of 4-5 long, narrow leaves pointed at both ends. Leaves are coarsely toothed.
Notes Stems have purplish spots. This plant is named for Joe Pye, an American Indian medicine man.