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Vernonia marginata (Plains ironweed)
Anderson, Wynn

Vernonia marginata

Vernonia marginata (Torr.) Raf.

Plains Ironweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Vernonia marginata var. tenuifolia

USDA Symbol: VEMA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug


USA: AZ , CO , KS , NM , OK , TX , UT

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-06-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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