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Tall ironweed


Classification:

Family:  Asteraceae, aster family
Genus, species:  Vernonia gigantea

Leaves:
Leaves are ovate or elliptic with serrated edges.

Flowers:
Flowerheads consist of multiple disk flowers and no ray flowers. The flower petals are pink or pale purple.

More Information:

Vernonia is named for William Vernon (1680-1711), English botanist and collector.

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