Authentic Wisconsin.  Joe Pye Weed - Eutrochium purpureum


Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 23, 2019.


Above: Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/23/19).


Joe Pye Weed - Eutrochium purpureum

Joe Pye weed is a native plant that grows in full sun to part shade.

Joe Pye Weed grows from 4-6' tall. The stems are greenish except with purple at the nodes. The flowers are pale pink (purplish) and are usually a domed.

Blooms from late July through September.

Other names: Green-stemmed Joe-Pye-Weed, sweet Joe-Pye weed, purple Joe-Pye-weed, trumpet weed.

Note: is often confused with Ironweed.

Monarch on a Joe Pye Weed leaf in the Oak Savanna on August 18, 2021.


Above: Monarch on a Joe Pye Weed leaf in the Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (8/18/21).


For more information on the Joe Pye Weed, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Joe Pye Weed - Eutrochium purpureum.


Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 4, 2019.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 5, 2019.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 12, 2019.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 24, 2019.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 30, 2019.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 31, 2019.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 31, 2019.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 31, 2020.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on August 2, 2019.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on August 2, 2019.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on September 14, 2020.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 24, 2020.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 24, 2020.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 24, 2020.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 24, 2020.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 24, 2020.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 29, 2020.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 29, 2020.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 29, 2020.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 31, 2020.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on September, 2020.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 14, 2021.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 14, 2021.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 18, 2021.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 30, 2021.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 30, 2021.
Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 31, 2021.

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Joe Pye Weed
Eutrochium purpureum


Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 17, 2021.

Above: Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/17/21).



Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 20, 2018.

Above: Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/20/18).



Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 23, 2019.

Above: Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/23/19).


Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna  on July 30, 2019.

Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna  on July 30, 2019.

Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna  on July 30, 2019.

Above: Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/20/19).


Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on July 30, 2021.

Above: Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/31/21).


JJoe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on September 19, 2021.

Above: Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (9/19/21).


Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on September 25, 2019.

Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna on September 25, 2019.

Above: Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (9/25/19).


Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna.

Above: Joe Pye Weed in the Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/28/20).


Joe Pye Weed.

Joe Pye Weed illustration by Alice Lounsberry circa 1899.

Above: Joe Pye Weed illustration by Alice Lounsberry circa 1899.


Joe Pye Weed.


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