One of the new flowers I was introduced to in our move to Western Pennsylvania is Joe-Pye Weed. What a name! Joe Pye is alleged to have been a Native American healer who used the plant to treat typhoid fever.
It grows around our pond and in our fields like a weed, but really its a wildflower. It gets quite tall and is very attractive to butterflies, as you can see. The swallowtails are quite abundant right now.
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