The Joe Pye Weed that grows around my neighborhood used to be a kind of dusky purple. Then I had a brief, stupid idea that I would grow it on purpose in my yard and so I bought some from Bates and now the Joe Pye Weed in my neighborhood is a really vibrant purple, like the kind I grew in my yard.
But lately, I have noticed this white flower, which seems very similar to Joe Pye Weed. But the leaves are a little different, so I don’t know. I am, however, excited to see how it takes off in the coming years. Right now, it’s only growing in two places on Lloyd, but Joe Pye Weed, if that’s what it is, really likes my neighborhood.
I think that’s a different weed. The leaves look differently shaped, fatter. Do the flowers look like any of these? https://uswildflowers.com/wfquery.php?State=TN&Color=White
I asked the State and the top one isn’t Joe Pye Weed! It’s iron weed and the bottom one is probably boneset.