Vernonia angustifolia

narrow-leaf ironweed, tall

Asteraceae (Compositae)

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-3 (4) ft
Flower Color: flower color      purple
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden.
Propagation: Seed. Division. Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.
Availability: Native nurseries, Specialty providers, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic to neutral

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Attractive to native bees and other pollinators.
Native Habitats: Dry mesic to xeric pine flatwoods and dry open woods. Sandhills, secondary woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B