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Eupatorium spp.

Joepyeweed flowers.

Joepyeweed seeds with attached pappus.

Joepyeweed stem internode.

  • There are more than forty species in this genus and many have medicinal uses; early American colonists used Joepyeweeds to treat various ailments and, according to folklore, an Indian called 'Joe Pye' used the plant to cure fevers.

  • Joepyeweeds can grow up to 12 feet tall making them one of America's tallest herbs.

  • 'Sweet joepyeweed' was given its common name because if bruised, the foliage smells like vanilla.