Wednesday, July 25, 2012

J/Alphabe-Thursday

 JOE-PYE weed (Eupatorium) in bloom

It's late JULY and local wetlands are beginning to turn a dusky pink where stands of JOE-PYE weed bloom attracting butterflies and other insects.

A field of Joe-pye weed

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

46 comments:

Zosia said...

What a lovely colour. It's not fair that this plant is a weed :-).

Jill said...

Such a pretty "weed"!

Pam :) said...

Mother Natures beautiful wild garden.

Kathy said...

Your weeds are prettier than ours!

Sandra said...

an athletic bee hanging upside down

Halcyon said...

It's quite a pretty weed!

Michelle said...

Quite pretty!

don said...

A fine wild flowers shot. They are a wonderful color and make an excellent subject for these shots.

TexWisGirl said...

that's a pretty one i've never heard of.

Reader Wil said...

Your summer flowers make me happy!
Thanks for your comment! I am back from Australia.after a delay of 26 hours due to a typhoon in Hong Kong. We spent one night sleeping on the floor of the waiting area of the airport and one day talking to fellow passengers. Now I am going to have my mail sorted out.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

That's a very pretty weed.

Gillian Olson said...

Lovely plant, and a new one to me, thanks,

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a beautiful flower and one I have never seen before.

RedPat said...

I don't know if I have ever noticed it before. Lovely.

LONDONLULU said...

That is the prettiest weed I've ever seen! As pretty as any flower - if only this weed would grow here instead of the usual weedy weeds :)

Pat Tillett said...

I don't think I've ever seen this before! Nice photos and beautiful "weeds!"

Marie said...

I LOVE Joe-Pye weed! It grows a lot in Alabama where I was born. I was sad to learn it wasn't a native flower, because I always thought I might have a native plant garden, and I wanted Joe Pye and mullein in my garden! :-) They are both beautiful!

Shammickite said...

I wonder who Joe Pye was? And did he heat a lot of pie?

T. Becque said...

Quite pretty for a weed. ;)

Everything Changes said...

So pretty!

Stephanie said...

Such pretty weeds!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is such a lovely shade of purple.

Susan said...

Doesn't look like a weed to me. So very pretty!

kim joul aita said...

I've never seen this weed before... but it's such beautiful flowers, or weed?

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Mumsy said...

Such beautiful weed flowers, and the color is so pretty!

Erika said...

Not that is a pretty weed! It is a very pretty color.

anitamombanita said...

Those are pretty. Who says all weeds are evil?! :)

Naperville Now said...

hard to believe something so pretty is a weed! great shots.

Randy said...

That's a lovely plant.

Jack said...

I have never seen that name before and the photos look like lots of nameless weeds around here. It is a mystery . . .

George said...

Those are beautiful blossoms.

Rohrerbot said...

Gorgeous....love that color. The name is quite odd, isn't it? The plant is prettier than the name I think:)

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

Beautiful! Seeing an entire field of those must be amazing. Do they have a pretty smell too?

Liz said...

Beautiful images!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a pretty colour! Good that the insects like it too!

edenhills said...

I think that is awfully pretty for a weed. I can hardly wait to see all the beautiful butterfly pictures you get from there. :-)

VBR said...

proof positive that a weed is just as beautiful as a flower. a weed just makes the mistake of growing somewhere it wasn't wanted. but, the butterflies and bees seem to be quite happy with the location!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

That is certainly one beautiful weed!

Debra said...

Ah, Beautiful photos...love how you caught the bee enjoying her weed! :) I say that's a FLOWER ! :) So pretty....

Karen S. said...

So stunningly beautiful I'll take lots of it and spread it all around!

Madge Bloom said...

Lovely...

Lmkazmierczak said...

I think I have this growing in the corner of my property....never knew what it was♫♪ Thanks!

Lowell said...

I like very much and again must reiterate that what determines a "weed" is in the eye of the beholder. I shall determine for mineself what is or is not a weed! And this is not a weed. It's a dusky-pink Canadian flower!

Annesphamily said...

So stunning for a weed! The color is so bright! Love the share. Enjoy your weekend!

Pondside said...

I have a big clump of Joe Pye Weed that I planted before we had a deer fence. It's one pink flower that the deer don't eat. I like that it blooms right at this time, when other perennials are past their best.

Jenny said...

July is full of beauty, every where you look...

Even in the weeds...

Great job!

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