Vernonia angustifolia

Narrow-leaf Ironweed, Tall

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Purple
Fruit Color:NA
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, Seed, Specialty providers
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Acidic to neutral

Ecology

Wildlife:

Attractive to native bees and other pollinators.

Insects:
  
Native Habitats:Dry mesic to xeric pine flatwoods and dry open woods. Sandhills, secondary woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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