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New York ironweed is for wet areas, naturally found in wet meadows and fields. Attracts pollinators.

New York ironweed is for wet areas, naturally found in wet meadows and fields. Attracts 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 noveborecensis

New York ironweed

Commonly found in old fields and wet meadows, Vernonia noveborecensis tolerates a wide range of soils, but prefers ones that are moist and rich. Great with eupatorium, this species features numerous small, fluffy purple flowers. Brings the butterflies in droves!

 


Height:

4-8 ft

Spread:

3-4 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

5-8

Bloom Color:

Purple

Vernonia noveborecensis Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies
  • Pollinators

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Wet

Attributes

  • Naturalizing
  • Clay Soil

Flowering Months

  • August
  • July

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

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