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Vernonia noveboracensis

New York Ironweed

Description:

Great butterfly attractor with numerous tiny, fluffy, deep purple flowers in loose clusters atop stiff, leafy stems. Tolerates a wide range of soils, prefers medium to wet soils. 4 to 8 feet tall. Full sun to partial shade.

Plant Overview:

Plant Family:Asteraceae
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Plant Duration:Perennial
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:August to September
Fruit Timing:Fall
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet

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