joe-pye weed


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joe-pye weed

 (jō′pī′)
n.
Any of several tall North American plants of the genus Eupatorium of the composite family, having whorled leaves and clusters of small pinkish or purplish flower heads.

[Origin unknown.]

joe-pye weed

(ˈdʒəʊˈpaɪ)
n
(Plants) US and Canadian any of several North American plants of the genus Eupatorium, esp E. purpureum, having pale purplish clusters of flower heads lacking rays: family Asteraceae (composites)
[C19: of unknown origin]

joe-pye′ weed`

(ˌdʒoʊˈpaɪ)
n.
a tall North American composite weed, Eupatorium purpureum, having clusters of pinkish or purple flowers.
[1810–20, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.joe-pye weed - North American herb having whorled leaves and terminal clusters of flowers spotted with purpleJoe-Pye weed - North American herb having whorled leaves and terminal clusters of flowers spotted with purple
Eupatorium, genus Eupatorium - large genus of chiefly tropical herbs having heads of white or purplish flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.joe-pye weed - North American herb having whorled leaves and terminal clusters of small pinkish or purple flower headsJoe-Pye weed - North American herb having whorled leaves and terminal clusters of small pinkish or purple flower heads
Eupatorium, genus Eupatorium - large genus of chiefly tropical herbs having heads of white or purplish flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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This restoration operation has transformed overgrown thickets into acres of flowering native plants including Joe-Pye Weed in the fall and marsh marigolds in the spring.
It's a sun-loving perennial, so grow it in sun at the back of the herbaceous border, combined with aconitums, Joe-Pye weed (Eutrochium) and eupatoriums which will shore up the tansy.
Eupatorium purpureum, or Joe-Pye weed, is an American plant, popular with modern garden designers in meadow settings.
The giant swallowtail drifted downstream, flapping and sailing, pausing to feed on the nectar of joe-pye weed and purple loosestrife across the creek.
I introduced native wildflowers and some Colonial plants, like Joe-Pye weed, named for a Native American healer who lived in New England.
DonAAEt divide perennials that are still flowering, like New York ironweed, Joe-Pye weed, New England asters, boltonias, autumn joy sedums and chrysanthemums.