Any of several tall North American plants of the genus Eupatorium of the composite family, having whorled leaves and clusters of small pinkish or purplish flower heads.
Any of a number of perennial American plants (genus Eupatorium) of the composite family, with whorled leaves and clusters of rayless, pinkish or purple flower heads.
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Origin of joe-pye-weed
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From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition