Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum) is often quoted as being named after a native American medicine man, a fact that is replicated across the internet many times, and it is a great story…. but is it true ?
Here is an article that really digs into the facts of the Joe Pye Weed story so you may decide for yourself. Joe Pye the Name Behind the Legend
Medicine man or no medicine man, I just like this tall late summer blooming plant as an ornamental.