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

        

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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.

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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.

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JK Marlow    jkm060805_039

August    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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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.

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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.

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Tim Spira    tpsvnoveboracensis

August        

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JK Marlow    jkm070924_002

September    Greenville County    SC

Field

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

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JK Marlow    jkm070926_001

September    Greenville County    SC

Field

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JK Marlow    jkm070926_004

September    Greenville County    SC

Field

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

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JK Marlow    s070924_a

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    s070924_b

September    Greenville County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_noveboracensis

October        

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JK Marlow    jkm0311c_10

November    Jackson County    NC

Roadside/creekside

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JK Marlow    jkm0311c_29

November    Jackson County    NC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm071105_002

November    Greenville County    SC

Field

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JK Marlow    s031109_b

November    Jackson County    NC

Roadside

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