A magnificent herb of open woods, slopes and edges, cohabitating with bloodroot, wild ginger, hepatica and the like. As with other Joe Pyes, whorls of foliage are capped by an enormous compound flower. A great butterfly attractor. Formerly called Eupatorium purpureum.
Herbal remedy for joint pains, back problems, fever.
Height: 3′ – 6′ Blooms: July – August
Habitat: Moist well-drained, sun to shade