Joe Pye Weed

Common Name: Joe Pye Weed

Scientific Name: Eutrochium fistulosum

Family: Asteraceae

Habitat: Meadows, Woodlands, Thickets, Along Streams

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer, Fall

Height: Up to 8 feet

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil: Moist

Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, Birds

Description: Joe Pye Weed is a native perennial wildflower that blooms between late summer and early fall and grows up to 8 feet tall. Joe Pye Weed can be identified by its dusty rose colored flowers that grow in clusters of 5 to 7 florets and grows in rich, moist soil and full sun to partly shady conditions. Joe Pye Weed grows naturally in meadows, woodlands, thickets, and along streams, and attracts many pollinators including bees and butterflies. This photo of Joe Pye Weed was taken in the Native Grass Meadow at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.