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Vernonia aucalis

Common Name(s):
Ironweed, Stemless ironweed
Categories:
Edible Plants, Native Plants, Wildflowers
Comment:

This attractive native wildflower in the Asteraceae family.  Leaves are oblong-elipitic and occur basally on the plant. Does well in dry areas of the piedmont and costal plains North Carolina.  Intense purple-fushia flowers apper late June through August and are highly attractive to bees.

Wildlife Value:  Members of the genus Veronia support the following specialized beeMelissodes (Eumelissodes) denticulatus.

Season:
summer
Height:
6 inches
Tags:
wildlife attracting, nectar plant, intense flowers, bees, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife, honeybees

NCCES plant id: 2870