Eutrochium purpureum, commonly known as purple Joe-Pye weed, kidney-root, sweetscented joe pye weed, and Queen-of-the-meadow, sweet Joe-Pye weed, is an herbaceous perennial plant in the sunflower family. This is a sun-loving plant can also tolerate partial shade and has a slight fragrance. For garden use, it is ideal for back borders as it is tall and stately. The flowers area great nectar source for butterflies and other pollinators in late summer as blooms appear typically July - September in our area. Birds and other wildlife enjoy the fruit.