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Common Ironweed - Vernonia fasciculata

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Phonetic: ver-NOH-nee-ah fa-sik-yoo-LAY-tuh

First photo courtesy of Leonardo DaSilva

In late summer and into fall, Common Ironweed offers a large cluster of unusually brilliant purple flowers on top of 6' tall, unbranched stems. Because of its height, it works well as a plant in the back of the garden. The seeds disperse with the wind. 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.