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Vernonia angustifolia (Tall ironweed)
Smith, R.W.

Vernonia angustifolia

Vernonia angustifolia Michx.

Tall Ironweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: VEAN

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 40 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Usually purplish or pink, rarely white.

Distribution

USA: AL , FL , GA , MS , NC , SC

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Research Literature

Reslit 697 - Experimental Hybridizations in the Vernonia (Compositae) (1966) S. B. Jones
Reslit 2427 - A Vegetation Classification of Fire-Dependent Pinelands of Florida (2010) Susan C. Carr, Kevin M. Robertson and Robert K. Pe...

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

USDA: Find Vernonia angustifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Vernonia angustifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Vernonia angustifolia

Metadata

Record Modified: 2022-09-29
Research By: SET

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