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White Joe Pye Weed

White Joe Pye Weed

White Joe Pye Weed

The full name of this song is White Joe Pye Weed. In other words, "Deal with it". With over 2 million videos on YouTube, YouTube star Casey Neistat discusses how to find content that works hard and is willing to put in the work.Bartered Bride Joe Pye Weed will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be leggy, particularly in shade and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years. This perennial does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, preferring to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This plant can be propagated by division.

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One thing you can say about Joe Pye weed, it's not subtle. This big, bold bloomer dominates the late summer garden with its fantastic dark foliage and white flower heads that attract butterflies from miles around. Joe Pye weed comes in standard forms that can grow 6 feet tall and more compact varieties grow about 3 feet tall. This rugged native perennial is a sun worshipper that loves rich, slightly moist soil. It's super hardy and easy to grow, but Joe Pye weed can spread so plant it where you can control it's bullish behavior. If you have an untamed hillside or meadow, Joe Pye weed can help, quickly taking over unwelcome weeds. Hardy from zones 4-10.Green-stemmed Joe-Pye weed (or sweet Joe-Pye weed, E. purpureum) is by far the most common of the three in our state, scattered statewide, but more abundant south of the Missouri River.

Occurs in bottomland forests, moist upland forests, banks of streams and rivers, roadsides, and similar habitats. Stems are dark purplish only at the nodes and are not particularly glaucous (whitish-coated); stems are rarely hollow (if so, only at the base of the stem). Flower clusters are dome-shaped; each small flowerhead has usually 4–7 florets. Leaves usually 3 or 4 per whorl. Joe Pye, to the best of anyone’s knowledge, was a Mohican leader (sachem) knowledgeable about herbal medicine. His formal name apparently was Joseph Shauquethqueat (ca. 1722–ca. 1809). In western Massachusetts, in the 1700s and early 1800s, he became associated with these plants, possibly for using them to treat fevers. Apparently European Americans in New England used it to treat an outbreak of typhus. Over the years, much has been assumed about Joe Pye and his “weed,” though little is known for sure. For details on this story, read the research paper by R.B. Pearce and J.S. Pringle in Great Lakes Botanist 56 (2017): 177–200. (Source:mdc.mo.gov)

 

 

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