Joe Pye Weed
|Copyright: Paul Braynard (pbraynard)
|Date Taken: 2010-08-22|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/130 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-08-25 7:15|
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|Joe-Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)|
This plant blooms our in late summer. As you can see here, it is a big attraction to butterflies. I spotted a clump of Joe-Pye this past weekend while I was driving up a local mountain area. I was amazed at how many butterflies were on it. This is is only one stem. There were atleast 20 stems, each with its own cluster of butterflies. These butterflies are Eastern Tiger Swallowtails and were the predmominant visitors during my stop.
Joe-Pye Weed is somewhat attractive with its pale purple flower. Some people plant these in beds or in a row and can be very attractive. In some cases this plant is considered invasive, spreading and taking over gardens and difficult to get rid of. The plant was named after a Native American herbalist, Joe-Pye.
Thanks for taking a look.
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Very nice capture.TFS
Three beauty in the same time!!!
You are so lucky !!!\
Congratulation for this beauty!
- [2010-08-25 18:41]
A nice shot showing the Joe-pye Weed in full bloom as well as three beautiful Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies enjoying a sweet treat. Good detail considering the tricky lighting you had to work with. Great DOF and nicely composed. Very informative notes!!