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Vernonia noveboracensis

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

Ironweed is an herbaceous native perennial wildflower in the Asteraceae family. It 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. This low maintenance wildflower naturalizes easily and works well in a rain garden.

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.bees and other pollinators. Songbirds eat the seeds. Members of the genus Vernonia support the following specialized beeMelissodes (Eumelissodes) denticulatus.


This plant may be confused with: Eutrochium dubium

Season:
Fall
Height:
8-10 ft.
Space:
3-4 ft.
Flower Color:
Deep purple
Flower:
Showy tiny, fluffy, deep purple, composite flowers (rays absent) in loose, 3-4" wide, terminal clusters (cymes) atop stiff, leafy stems typically growing 4-6' tall.
Zones:
5-9
Site:
Sun to partial shade, moist to wet soil.
Exposure:
Full sun to light shade
Origin:
Eastern and southeastern United States
Tags:
naturalize, sun, moist, wildflower, showy flowers, specialized bees, specialized bee, low maintenance, bees, purple, nectar, pollinator, perennial, wildlife, partial shade, rain garden, butterflies

NCCES plant id: 2861

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Esther Westerveld, CC BY-NC-2.0
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Debbie Roos