Joe-Pye Weed is native to Eastern North America, grows to over 6 feet tall, and carries large flower heads of tiny purple/pink blooms. It is loved by insects of all kinds.
Joe Pye, an Indian healer from New England, used E. purpureum to treat a variety of ailments, which led to the name Joe-Pye weed for these plants.
This picture was taken October 13, 2012, in Tylersport, Pennsylvania, USA.
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