Saturday, July 31, 2010
Wildflower of the Month/August-Joe-pye Weed
The common Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium fistulosum), dosen't have flashy flowers. But, the swallowtails and other butterflies sure do love them. Close inspection of the large, pink flowerheads will result in finding numerous bees, wasps, butterflies and other assorted critters.
Some of these flowers in my yard have reached 8 feet tall, they sway with the breeze and attract many visitors.
The Joe-pye is common throughout the region and prefers moist areas.
wildflowers canvas prints
National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Wildflowers of North America
A Field Guide to Wildflowers : Northeastern and North-Central North America (Peterson Field Guides)
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers--E: Eastern Region - Revised Edition