Iron Weed - Vernonia sp.

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Iron Weed.

Iron Weed can grow as tall as 3-6 feet. Purple flowers bloom from August to October. Native to much of the US. Butterflies are attracted to it.


Where to buy Iron Weed

Native plant nurseries.


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