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Vernonia glauca

Broadleaf Ironweed, Appalachian Ironweed, Upland Ironweed, Tawny Ironweed, Gray-leaved Ironweed

Scientific Name:

Vernonia glauca

Genus:

Vernonia

Species Epithet:

glauca

Common Name:

Broadleaf Ironweed, Appalachian Ironweed, Upland Ironweed, Tawny Ironweed, Gray-leaved Ironweed

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Pink, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Dry to mesic, deciduous and pine-deciduous woodlands, edges and openings in these forests, slopes along creeks, roadside banks. This is an upland species. Frequent to common in the NC Piedmont being the primary upland species of ironweed there. Rare in the western parts of the Coastal Plain and Sandhills, and very rare in the mountains (Haywood County only?).

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure, S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Leaves are bicolored with dark green above and pale gray or whitish on the underside.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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