I confused Joe-Pye with Ironweed!!!
well they DO ...
Look a little alike! But I have this old book of Autochromes plates
And among over 200 color tinted photographs of wildflowers( most
Life-sized) I found Vernonia noveboracensis(Ironweed) on plate
227 7"x9" Autochrome photo.
Joe-Pye Weed(Purple Boneset) was on the next page(plate 228)
And titled Eupatorium purpureum Autochrome photo also 7" x9".
The difference between the two plants was very easy to see,and
I realize I have never seen a Joe-Pye Weed here on my place.
But I have started a lot of the IronWeed here in my yard,and
The butterflies are very fond of it!
Deer and wild rabbits will browse it some,so I cage it a lot;the
Plants are just now getting ready to make their purple-blue
This old hardcover book was published by MacMillan in 1935.
It is titled WILDFLOWERS by Homer D. house. The book has
Three hundred and sixty-four full color illustrations(Autochromes)
Plus text.The overall size of the book is abt 11"x 9".
I have not been thru all the plates yet.