Vernonia noveboracensis

New York Ironweed

  • Deep violet open flower clusters in July- September
  • A lovely native that adapts well to any moist location
  • Found in moist soils in the wild, but will flourish in regular to dry soils
  • Tolerates clay and natural acidic conditions
  • As a tall narrow plant it is suited for the back of the border or tight spaces
  • Flowers attract butterflies
  • Seed heads attract birds
  • Special value to native bees

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