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Vernonia gigantea - Giant Ironweed

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  • Photo by Shirley Denton
  • Photo by Shirley Denton
Common Name:
Giant Ironweed
$1.85 (Fixed shipping cost)

Plant Description

Description: Very appropriately named. Showy inflorescences at top of tall, sturdy stems; large, lance-shaped leaves. Best suited for moist sites. Attractive to butterflies.

Life Span: Perennial; occasionally a short-lived perennial

Light Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Bloom Color: Purple

Bloom Season: Summer to mid-fall

Height (in bloom): 3 to 9 feet

Habitat: Mesic to moist - pinelands, hammocks, wooded edges, and disturbed areas 

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