Growing Joe-Pye Weed in the Herb Garden

MOTHER's Herb Garden provides a history and gardening guide for growing Joe-Pye weed in the herb garden.



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Joe-Pye weed was a popular Native American medicament, and the colonists almost certainly learned of its use from the Indians.
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Some tribes used the leaves as burn poultices.
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The colonists used it to treat typhus.
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In autumn, Joe-Pye blooms atop tall,attractive stalks.
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The Indians obtained a reddish brown dye from the flowers.
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