Vernonia noveboracensis

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New York ironweed
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Closeup of flowers

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Vernonia
Species: V. noveboracensis
Binomial name
Vernonia noveboracensis
(L.) Michx.
Natural range in North America

Vernonia noveboracensis (New York ironweed[1] or vein-leaf hawkweed) is a plant in the daisy family, Asteraceae. It is native to the eastern United States, from Florida to Massachusetts and west to Tennessee, Alabama, and West Virginia.[2]


Vernonia noveboracensis is a herbaceous plant with alternate, simple leaves, on stiff, greenish purple stems. The flowers are purple, borne in summer and fall.[3] This ironweed is an herbaceous perennial that spreads by seeds and runners. Ironweed can be an aggressive weed in moist soils.[4]


  1. ^ "Vernonia noveboracensis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Vernonia noveboracensis". Flora of North America. 
  3. ^ Blanchan, Neltje (2005). Wild Flowers Worth Knowing. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. 
  4. ^ Martin, Alexander C. (1972). Weeds. Racine, Wisconsin: Western Publishing Company. p. 116.