Our Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium fistulosum) is at peak bloom and reminds me of a giant bouquet.
The abundant pink blossoms are attracting a variety of insects, and it’s fun to watch all the comings and goings. I’m seeing lots of bumble bees of various sizes, a few honey bees, skipper butterflies, and other smaller insects.
Joe-Pye certainly doesn’t seem like a “weed” to me. It appears to be a great nectar plant for late summer, and I appreciate all the insects it attracts.