Common names: spotted Joe Pye weed, kidney-root, ravel root, trumpet weed, queen of the meadow, purple boneset, skunkwort, feverweed
Eutrochium maculatum is a native perennial and has been used medicinally for centuries. Its leaves are whorled, and the tall, late-summer flowers are a dusky pink-purple. It was classified as Eupatorium maculatum until recently. It is a great pollinator plant, especially for butterflies.
For more information about the names of this plant, check out the September 25, 2020 Garden Story.
Flower & leaves photos by Hughie Jones
Close-up photo Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52712090