Eutrochium fistulosum – Hollow-stem Joe-Pye Weed – 1-Quart
A staple of the mid-to late-summer garden or wet meadow. The fluffy mauve to red-purple flowers are held in huge dome-shaped clusters atop tall stems. Not only a showy plant but very attractive to butterflies and beneficial insects, in particular tiger swallowtails. There are two common species of Joe-Pye Weed in our area, this one and Spotted Joe-Pye Weed (E. maculatum). Hollow-stem Joe-Pye is the valley species while up in the Catskills one finds Spotted.
Formerly in the genus Eupatorium. Also known as Hollow Joe-Pye Weed and Trumpetweed.