Maryland Blogger: Joe-Pye Weed, Meadow Garden, Longwood Gardens IMG 5803

Joe-Pye Weed, Meadow Garden, Longwood Gardens IMG 5803

Joe-Pye Weed, Meadow Garden, Longwood Gardens IMG 5803 


Joe-Pye Weed, Eutrochium purpureum can be found in the Meadow Garden at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. This is one of our favorite travel destinations. 


Subhash Sharma These fresh looking 'Joe-Pye weeds'  (Eutrochium species) come from a Genus of about 42 species of the sunflower family with purple or white-flowered plants. They are named after Joe Pye 
(Jopi in the Native tongue), an Indian healer from New England, used E. purpureum to treat a variety of ailments like the kidney stones and urinary tract ailments which led to the name Joe-Pye weed for these plants. Folklore says that Joe Pye used this plant to cure fevers and also that American colonists used this plant to treat typhus outbreaks.

Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend from India who now lives in Ireland. He frequently comments on my photographs as I post them on Facebook.


Joe-Pye Weed, Meadow Garden, Longwood Gardens, Photograph by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Joe-Pye Weed, Eutrochium purpureum, Meadow Garden,

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5803
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 10 commentsRoy Kelley • January 24 2016 12:47PM


It may be a weed, Roy, but it's still beautiful.  I wonder what makes something a weed?

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 4 years ago

Roy, I had not heard of this weed. Thank you for the photo and the post.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 4 years ago

Good morning Roy. What a lovely weed. There is beauty in everything if you are open to it.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 4 years ago

Very nice photograph, we don't have joe pye weed as a native flower here but it's getting close to Blue Bonnet season which I swear is the Texas version of Phil the Groundhog, if we've got good bluebonnets we're not in a drought, it hasn't been too cold, there will be water in the lakes and all is right in the world.

Posted by Tamara Elliott-Deering (Central Metro Realty) almost 4 years ago

Thanks, again, for your comments. It is always good to receive your feedback.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

Hi Roy, joe pye weed produces beautiful and colorful flowers.

Posted by Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale (Kwee Huset Realty) almost 4 years ago

Hi Roy, love the color of the Joe Pye Weed.... The 5- to 7-foot stalks, which resemble those of Lilies, are topped with large, curving flowerheads... are beautiful.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) almost 4 years ago

Hi, Roy. Thanks for the botanical lesson and for sharing your picture. How much snow did you get?

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 4 years ago

I used the content of this blog for a new blog to be posted on Oct. 6, 2016.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 3 years ago

It is sometimes a good practice to revisit old blogs and reblogs. We might even find some good ideas for current posts.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 3 months ago