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Tall Ironweed

Tall ironweed flowers
Photo credit: Greg Hume

Tall Ironweed
(Vernonia gigantea)

Availability:

  • Currently available

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),
  • Hummingbirds

Notes:

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

Native Range:

USDA range map for tall ironweed
Map credit: USDA Plants Database

Relevant Backyard Ecology Resources: