- Also called purple boneset. a tall composite weed, Eupatorium purpureum, of North America, having clusters of pinkish or purple flowers.
- Also called spotted joe-pye weed. a related plant, E. maculatum, having similar flowers and stems that are often spotted with purple.
Origin of joe-pye weed
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Historical Examples of joe-pye weed
Look at the seeds of the boneset, joe-pye-weed, milkweed, and goldenrod!The Fall of the Year
Dallas Lore Sharp
"Ah, Joe-Pye-Weed has arrived," she exclaimed joyfully over the handsome blossom.Ethel Morton's Enterprise
Mabell S.C. Smith
If I want a clump of something tall, Joe-pye-weed is not to be disdained.How To Write Special Feature Articles
Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
- US and Canadian any of several North American plants of the genus Eupatorium, esp E. purpureum, having pale purplish clusters of flower heads lacking rays: family Asteraceae (composites)
Word Origin for joe-pye weed
Word Origin and History for joe-pye weed
1818, said to be so called from the name of an Indian who used it to cure typhus in New England.