Plant Details: Narrow Leaf Iron Weed
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Narrow Leaf Iron Weed
As a rule the genus Vernonia or Iron Weed is a common meadow and prairie flower. The species V. angustifolia is native to the xeric coastal plain sites and is occasionally found in the lower Piedmont of the southeastern US. Vernonia angustifolia grows up to 6'High and can arch out to 6'Wide under rich conditions. Normally it grow in extreme dry sandy locations and under this condition it rarely reach to 4' and has very narrow willow like foliage. Under very well drained or dry conditions it offers an airy delicate appearance to your garden. Each of the many slender stalks are the are topped with hundreds of rich purple small flowers arranged in a tight panicle. A great summer butterfly nectar plant.
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