- Common Name(s):
- Ironweed, Stemless ironweed
- Edible Plants, Native Plants, Wildflowers
This attractive native wildflower is in the Asteraceae family. Leaves are oblong-elipitic and occur basally on the plant. It does well in dry areas of the piedmont and costal plains of North Carolina. Intense purple-fushia flowers appear from late June through August and are highly attractive to bees.
Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Vernonia support the following specialized bee: Melissodes (Eumelissodes) denticulatus.
- 6 inches
NCCES plant id: 2870