Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Upland Ironweed, Broadleaf Ironweed

Upland Ironweed, Broadleaf Ironweed

Vernonia glauca

Full to part sun, medium to moderately dry moisture level, tolerant of a range of soils from rich loam to clay, acidic pH.  3-5 feet height, purple flowers, blooms mid-summer into early fall.

Germination Code:  ?.  Self-seeds readily.

Native Region:  Listed as occurring in Tennessee but locations not mapped

An easy-to-grow ironweed with large, showy clusters of deep purple flowers.  Native to open upland woods, dry meadows, fields and roadsides. More tolerant of dry conditions than other ironweed species. Attracts butterflies, bees, moths and birds.

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