Saturday, August 4, 2007
08.04.07 KING OF THE WEEDS
This is one of my favorite roadside weeds. I love Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium genus) most of all because it grows so tall, often six or more feet! It is topped with beautiful mauve flowers which attract many butterflies. Its name is a bit of a mystery, but it is thought to be an anglicized version of an Indian name.