Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Plants in Early American Gardens - Smooth or Common Ironweed

Smooth or Common Ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata)

Also known as Prairie Ironweed, this robust species in the aster family is native to moist prairies and marshes in midwestern North America from Manitoba south to Texas. The genus name honors 17th century English botanist and plant collector William Vernon. André Michaux first recorded Vernonia fasciculata in his flora of North America (Flora Boreali-Americana, 1803). The flowers are attractive to butterflies and other pollinators. Deer-resistant.

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