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Vernonia noveboracensis

Common Name(s):
Ironweed, New York Ironweed, Tall Ironweed
Categories:
Herbs, Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

Attracts butterflies.

Ironweed is a heraceous perennial that may grow 8 to 10 feet tall. The leaves are alternate and finely toothed with a downy underside. Deep purple flowers appear in clusters from mid summer to mid fall.

Regions: Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal

Seasons of Interest: 

     Bloom: Late Summer/Fall; Fruit/Seed/Nut: Fall

Wildlife Value: There is high deer resistance. Flowers are attractive to butterflies and other pollinators. Songbirds eat the seeds.

Season:
Fall
Height:
8-10 ft.
Site:
Sun to partial shade, moist to wet soil.
Tags:
sun, moist, purple, wildflower, perennial, wildlife, partial shade, butterflies

NCCES plant id: 2861

New York Ironweed New York Ironweed
Esther Westerveld, CC BY-NC-2.0
New York Ironweed New York Ironweed
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