Joe-Pye weed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Joe-Pye weed North American herb having whorled leaves and terminal clusters of small pinkish or purple flower heads
    • n Joe-Pye weed North American herb having whorled leaves and terminal clusters of flowers spotted with purple
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Joe-Pye weed (Bot) A tall composite plant of the genus Eupatorium Eupatorium purpureum), with purplish flowers, and whorled leaves.
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Usage

In literature:

Joe Pye was an Indian doctor but that doesn't seem to have anything to do with his weed.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
If I want a clump of something tall, Joe-pye-weed is not to be disdained.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
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In news:

This week on the Herbal Collections blog, master herbalist Mary Colivn reviews Gravel Root, also known as Joe Pye Weeds, a common flowering plant that grows in swampy areas.
) Most Joe Pye weeds bloom in late summer and early autumn and attract a number of butterflies.
Joe Pye weed , boneset, snakeroot.
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