Joe Pye Weed, Purple Boneset, Kidney Root
Supposedly the plant is also beneficial for treating kidney stones and other urinary tract symptoms. The leaves of the tall slender plant are used to make an infusion. Some reports note that when the leaves are crushed they give off a cedar and vanilla scent.
Joe Pye Weed is a tall plant growing four to six feet high.
The plant grows four to six feet high towering over anything near it. It holds several large puffy purple flower heads. Joe Pye Weed blooms in late summer and can be found along roadsides where there are small streams or moist ground. It survives long dry spells with its deep reaching roots.