Meaning of joe-pye weed

joe-pye' weed"

Pronunciation: ( jō"pī'), [key]
  1. Also calleda tall composite weed, Eupatorium purpureum, of North America, having clusters of pinkish or purple flowers.
  2. Also calleda related plant, E. maculatum, having similar flowers and stems that are often spotted with purple.
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