Hollow Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium fistulosum)


Hollow Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium fistulosum) is a tall perennial plant native to eastern North America, known for its hollow stems and clusters of fragrant pink to purple flowers that bloom in late summer. It thrives in moist, well-drained soils and is often found in wetlands, meadows, and along stream banks, attracting butterflies and other pollinators.

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Hollow Joe Pye Weed, scientifically known as Eutrochium fistulosum, is a robust perennial plant native to eastern and central North America. It thrives in moist environments such as wetlands, meadows, and along stream banks. This plant is notable for its tall stature, often reaching heights of 5 to 7 feet, and sometimes up to 10 feet.

The plant features hollow, green to purplish stems, which are a key identifying characteristic. Its large, whorled leaves are arranged in groups of 3 to 4 at each node, and they can be up to 12 inches long. During mid to late summer, Hollow Joe Pye Weed produces impressive clusters of small, fragrant, pink to purplish flowers. These flower clusters can span up to a foot in diameter and are highly attractive to a variety of pollinators, including butterflies and bees.

In addition to its ecological benefits, Hollow Joe Pye Weed has been historically used in traditional medicine by Native Americans for its purported properties in treating fever, kidney stones, and other ailments. Today, it is valued both for its ornamental qualities in garden landscapes and for its role in supporting local wildlife.

Overall, Hollow Joe Pye Weed is a striking and ecologically valuable plant that enhances biodiversity and adds visual interest to natural and cultivated settings.

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