Joe-Pye weed is a native perennial plant with feathery, pinkish-purple flowers that bloom in mid- to late summer.
Joe-Pye weed has clusters of tiny, feathery, pinkish-purple flowers, which bloom in July to September. Its stems are thick, mottled pink and purple. Large, toothed leaves are arranged in whorls on the stem. Joe-Pye weed grows to 5 feet or taller.
This plant is found in wetlands and wet areas, including marshes, swamps, bogs, swales, ditches and roadsides. It grows in full or partial sun.
Grows throughout the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed.
After blooming, flowers mature into a seed head. Wind, animals and other natural disturbances spread the seeds. New seedlings grow in spring.