Vernonia fasciculata
(common ironweed)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Steven N. Rodie

Height: 36 – 48 inches


Spread:  24 inches


Location: Bottom, Sides


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
can reseed; cut back in late spring to reduce height; attractive to butterflies


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Wet or Moist or Average

This plant prefers Sand or Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
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Aug
Sept
Oct
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Dec

Plant Form

erect, fibrous stems

Foliage

smooth narrow leaves with serrated edges; medium texture

Flowers

small, fluffy, purple flowers in clustered heads; July-September

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