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Vernonia acaulis

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ver-NOH-nee-ah ah-KAW-liss
Description

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.

Cultivars:
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#bees#pollinators#wildlife plant#honey bees#nectar plant#specialized bees
Cultivars:
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#bees#pollinators#wildlife plant#honey bees#nectar plant#specialized bees
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Vernonia
    Species:
    acaulis
    Family:
    Asteraceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees