Vernonia missurica Raf.
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Vernonia aborigina
USDA Symbol: VEMI2
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet 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 , Sep
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , FL , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MI , MO , MS , NE , NM , OH , OK , TN , TX
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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National Wetland Indicator Status
BibliographyBibref 1294 - The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.
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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 missurica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Vernonia missurica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Vernonia missurica
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-01-30
Research By: TWC Staff