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NC Native Plant Society:
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Vernonia noveboracensis

New York Ironweed

Scientific Name:

Vernonia noveboracensis

Genus:

Vernonia

Species Epithet:

noveboracensis

Common Name:

New York Ironweed

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Pastures, bottomlands, streamsides. Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Notes:

Attracts birds and butterfiles

Buds and Blooms

image

Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Blooming Plant

image

Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Flower close-up

The Scientific Name is Vernonia noveboracensis. You will likely hear them called New York Ironweed. This picture shows the Flower close-up  of Vernonia noveboracensis

Wake County, NC, July 2002 by Hugh Partridge

In late spring with flower buds

Granville County, NC

The Scientific Name is Vernonia noveboracensis. You will likely hear them called New York Ironweed. This picture shows the In late spring with flower buds of Vernonia noveboracensis

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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