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Vernonia missurica (Missouri ironweed)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Vernonia missurica

Vernonia missurica Raf.

Missouri ironweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Vernonia aborigina

USDA Symbol: VEMI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple


USA: AL , AR , FL , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MI , MO , MS , NE , NM , OH , OK , TN , TX
Canada: ON

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Vernonia missurica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Vernonia missurica in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Record Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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