Vernonia noveboracensis

New York ironweed

Asteraceae (Compositae)

wildlife plant   wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 5-8 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color   flower color      pink,red,purple
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Moist wildflower garden. Also useful to naturalize along the edges of ponds, wetlands, and streams.
Propagation: Seed, division.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam
Soil pH Range: Adaptable


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Attracts native bees.
Native Habitats: Hydric to moist savannas, openings along streams, wet pastures, floodplains, bluffs, bay swamps.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

The genus name honors the English botanist William Vernon, who did fieldwork in North America.