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Common Name: New York Ironweed

  • Habit: Perennial Herb
  • Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Moist, Average, Dry
  • Height: 5-8′, 8-15′
  • Flower: Violet, Aug, Sept, Oct
  • Fruit: Small brown seeds develop in the spent flower head
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  • Natural Habitat: Woodland Edge, Grasslands/Prairies

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Vernonia noveboracensis, or Ironweed, has a stout upright stem with dark green, lanceolate leaves topped with loose clusters of small flowers. The flowers are purple to whitish and about 1/4″ across with protruding stamens that give them a “fuzzy” look. The flowers are followed by small seeds with a hairy pappus on the end. This plant is very attractive to butterflies and bees. Can get very tall and form dense stands as the rootstock matures.

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