Vernonia noveboracensis

New York Ironweed

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink,red,purple
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Moist wildflower garden. Also useful to naturalize along the edges of ponds, wetlands, and streams.
Propagation:Seed, division.
Availability:Seed
Light: Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
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:Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
   

Nectar attracts native bees and butterflies.  Larval host for Spring azure.

Native Habitats:Hydric to moist savannas, openings along streams, wet pastures, floodplains, bluffs, bay swamps.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:The genus name honors the English botanist William Vernon, who did fieldwork in North America.