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Vernonia marginata (Torr.) Raf.
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Vernonia marginata var. tenuifolia
USDA Symbol: VEMA2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AZ , CO , KS , NM , OK , TX , UT
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
National Wetland Indicator Status
BibliographyBibref 946 - Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes (2002) Wasowski, Sally
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Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Vernonia marginata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Vernonia marginata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Vernonia marginata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-01-30
Research By: TWC Staff