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Upland perennial, this ironweed attracts many pollinators.

Upland perennial, this ironweed attracts many pollinators. Typical inventory plug
USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 15 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Vernonia glauca

Upland ironweed

This upland ironweed is a little shorter than New York Ironweed. Will tolerate drier conditions. Ironweeds are a favorite of many pollinators. 

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Height:

3-5 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

6-8

Bloom Color:

Purple

Vernonia glauca Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Attracts Wildlife

  • Pollinators

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Dry

Flowering Months

  • September
  • August

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=VEGL