Vernonia fasciculata (Ironweed)


Type: Forb

Area: Prairie

Height: 4′ to 6′

Bloom Months: July, Aug, Sept

Color: Purple

Sun: Full Sun

Moisture: Moist

Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand

Hosts: Ironweed is a host plant for the American Painted Lady butterfly and is listed by the Xerces Society as having special value to native bees.

Attracts/Benefits: Butterflies, Pollinators\

Notes: Deer resistant

Photo credit: Prairie Moon Nursery and Sharon Yiesla

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Description from Possibility Place: Ironweed has dark purple flowers that occur in terminal, compact inflorescence.  It blooms late summer to early fall, offering great compliment to the yellows of goldenrods.  Ironweed is a tall, upright plant that rarely requires staking, and as such is great used along fence lines and in the back of gardens.  Can tolerate flooding from time to time.

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