One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An erect Eurasian plant of the daisy family, resembling a valerian, with clusters of pale purple flowers and hairy stems.
Eupatorium cannabinum, family Compositae
- ‘The third and most familiar of my American daisies is the Joe Pye weed, Eupatorium purpureum, an infinitely superior plant to our own native hemp agrimony, Euaptorium cannibum.’
- ‘A lovely wildflower, hemp agrimony is very attractive to bees and butterflies.’
- ‘Again only certain flower species are favoured for nectar, including clover, bramble, thistle and hemp agrimony.’
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