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Texas Ironweed

Vernonia texana

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vernonia (ver-NON-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: texana (tek-SAY-nuh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Merryville, Louisiana

Longview, Texas

Spring Branch, Texas

Willis, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 19, 2017, vpullen from Willis, TX wrote:

Just found this beautiful plant on my property in Willis, TX that is in Sam Houston National Forest. Was able to identity it as Texas Ironweed.

Positive

On Aug 17, 2011, jameso from Longview, TX wrote:

This plant is native to east Texas. It's not a tall plant-only a couple of feet tall but it is covered with blooms when it does bloom.

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