Joe Pyeweed, Sweet
Sweet Joe Pyeweed is a perennial from the Midwest and eastern U.S. that grows up to seven feet tall. The fluffy, pinkish-purple flower clusters appear from late summer to early fall and have a delightful vanilla-like scent. Habitats include open woods, thickets, woodland borders, and partially shaded streambanks with moist to mesic soils. This species tolerates more shade than other species of Joe Pyeweeds and is ideal in areas with partial shade or dappled sunlight. The flowers are a favorite nectar source for monarchs, swallowtails and many other butterfly species. Nectar also attracts bumblebees, long-horned bees, and leaf-cutting bees. Recommended for pollinator conservation and shaded rain gardens and bioswales.