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Joe Pye Weed

Joe Pye Weed

Did you ever wonder how Joe Pye Weed got its name? After a bit of googling, I discovered that Joe Pye was a Massachusetts Native American who used the plant to treat fever in the early nineteenth century. (Or so the only page that cited sources suggests.)

I'm not sure that butterflies care what this late-summer flower is called. They seem grateful for copious nectar sources now that their wings are beginning to succumb to wear. Perhaps that's a lesson in mindfulness right outside our back door?

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Fantastic photo! And great info behind it!
Comment by Jayne Sun Aug 13 08:41:39 2017

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime