Definitions for joe-pye weedˌdʒoʊˈpaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

joe-pye′ weed`ˌdʒoʊˈpaɪ(n.)

  1. a tall North American composite weed, Eupatorium purpureum, having clusters of pinkish or purple flowers.

    Category: Plants

Origin of joe-pye weed:

1810–20, Amer.; orig. uncert.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Joe-Pye weed, purple boneset, trumpet weed, marsh milkweed, Eupatorium purpureum(noun)

    North American herb having whorled leaves and terminal clusters of flowers spotted with purple

  2. Joe-Pye weed, spotted Joe-Pye weed, Eupatorium maculatum(noun)

    North American herb having whorled leaves and terminal clusters of small pinkish or purple flower heads

Wiktionary

  1. joe-pye weed(Noun)

    A plant of the genus Eutrochium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Joe-Pye weed

    a tall composite plant of the genus Eupatorium (E. purpureum), with purplish flowers, and whorled leaves

Freebase

  1. Eutrochium fistulosum

    Eutrochium fistulosum, also called hollow Joe-Pye weed, trumpetweed, or purple thoroughwort, is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to eastern North America, in southeast Canada and throughout the eastern and central United States. The species name fistulosum refers to the tubular stem; see fistula. It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 1.5–3 m tall, found in moist, rich soil alongside ditches and marshes, or in wet forests. It flowers from mid-summer to the first frosts, makes an attractive backdrop in garden plots, and is very attractive to butterflies, bees, and other nectar-feeding insects. The plant has one simple erect stem, which is green with purple dots or longitudinal dashes. The upper stems are reddish or purplish. Leaves and primary subdivisions of the flower head appear in whorls of 3–5. Leaves are large, long and sharply toothed. 3-fold symmetry 4-fold symmetry 5-fold symmetry Stem sections

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