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Vernonia noveboracensis

New York Ironweed

Scientific Name:

Vernonia noveboracensis

Genus:

Vernonia

Species Epithet:

noveboracensis

Common Name:

New York Ironweed

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Pink

Light:

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

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Pastures, bottomlands, streamsides. Common throughout NC.

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

Notes:

Attracts birds and butterfiles

Buds and Blooms

image

Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Blooming Plant

image

Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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