- Common Name(s):
- Ironweed, New York Ironweed, Tall Ironweed
- Herbs, Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
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.
- 8-10 ft.
- Sun to partial shade, moist to wet soil.
NCCES plant id: 2861