Help identifying a weed plant in my Yard

Asked May 1, 2019, 11:26 PM EDT

I love this weed I found when I was mowing my yard, I do not know what it is, it is cool looking so I kept it. I just was wondering What it is and if it is poisonous or a safe Maryland native plant. The Plant is about 2 feet tall, long stem and leaves only at the top 2/3's of the stem.. I have included photos. Thanks for any help you can give, I searched the internet for 3 hours with no luck.

Harford County Maryland

1 Response

This looks like Joe-pye weed (Eutrochium sp.). We have a couple of species in Maryland -- all are native to the state.