Joe Pye Weed - close-up
Eupatorium spp. /Aster Family
Joe Pye was a Native American herbal healer. These plants are very prevalent in fields and along roadsides in late summer and early fall. I found this one in Oak Ridge.
Where seen: University of Tennessee Arboretum, Big South Fork NRRA, Oak Ridge Greenways, Haw Ridge Greenways, Frozen Head SP, Cove Lake SP, Norris Dam SP, Pickett SP