PERENNIAL: Vernonia noveboracensis (New York Ironweed)

New York ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis)

New York ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis)

Photo © 2016 Christa Watters

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Fluffy deep purple blooms atop 8-foot tall sturdy stalks draw bees and butterflies from mid-summer into fall.  This member of the daisy family is at home in fields, along stream banks, and in freshwater marshes. The Virginia Native Plant Society named New York Ironweed Wildflower of the Year in 1995. More information . . .

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