Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1609

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in pastures, bottomlands, streamsides, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Purplish-blue
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Vernonia noveboracensis   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vernonia noveboracensis   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-27-005:
Vernonia noveboracensis   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
New York Ironweed


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image of Vernonia noveboracensis, New York Ironweed

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_veno_001_lvd

        

image of Vernonia noveboracensis, New York Ironweed

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_veno_004_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0407e_01

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Stems with numerous alternate, lanceolate leaves 4-8" long, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Vernonia noveboracensis, New York Ironweed

Keith Bradley    kab_v_noveboracensis_2271

July    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Vernonia noveboracensis, New York Ironweed

JK Marlow    jkm0308q_25

August    Jackson County    NC

Roadside

The intense, deep purple-violet color extends in some degree to the herbage, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Vernonia noveboracensis, New York Ironweed

JK Marlow    jkm060805_039

August    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Vernonia noveboracensis, New York Ironweed

JK Marlow    jkm060805_043

August    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Flower heads consist of 30-65 tubular disk flowers (no ray flowers), per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Vernonia noveboracensis, New York Ironweed

JK Marlow    jkm060805_085b

August    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Stems 0.6-2m tall or taller, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Vernonia noveboracensis, New York Ironweed

Tim Spira    tpsvnoveboracensis

August        

image of Vernonia noveboracensis, New York Ironweed

JK Marlow    jkm070924_002

September    Greenville County    SC

Field

Can be found in low woods and wet fields, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

image of Vernonia noveboracensis, New York Ironweed

JK Marlow    jkm070926_001

September    Greenville County    SC

Field

image of Vernonia noveboracensis, New York Ironweed

JK Marlow    jkm070926_004

September    Greenville County    SC

Field

It has long, pointed involucral bracts, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

image of Vernonia noveboracensis, New York Ironweed

JK Marlow    s070924_a

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Vernonia noveboracensis, New York Ironweed

JK Marlow    s070924_b

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Vernonia noveboracensis, New York Ironweed

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_noveboracensis

October        

image of Vernonia noveboracensis, New York Ironweed

JK Marlow    jkm0311c_10

November    Jackson County    NC

Roadside/creekside

image of Vernonia noveboracensis, New York Ironweed

JK Marlow    jkm0311c_29

November    Jackson County    NC

Roadside

image of Vernonia noveboracensis, New York Ironweed

JK Marlow    jkm071105_002

November    Greenville County    SC

Field

image of Vernonia noveboracensis, New York Ironweed

JK Marlow    s031109_b

November    Jackson County    NC

Roadside

Nutlets 3-5mm long; pappus dark brown to purple, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.