Tall Ironweed


Photo credit: Greg Hume

 

Tall Ironweed
(Vernonia gigantea)

 

Height:

    • 3-7 feet

Bloom:

    • August to September

Classification:

    • Native
    • Perennial

Sun:

    • Full sun to Part shade

Soil moisture:

    • Medium to moist

Used by:

    • Honey bees (flowers),
    • Native bees (flowers),
    • Butterflies (flowers),
    • Caterpillars (foliage)

Notes:

    • Excellent fall nectar source
    • Spreads by rhizomes
    • May become aggressive in small gardens

Kentucky Pollinators & Backyard Wildlife articles:

Leave Fields of Fall Wildflowers for Pollinators

Native range in North America:

 

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