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Woolly Ironweed Vernonia lindheimeri

 

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Woolly Ironweed
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Family: Asteraceae, Aster view all from this family



Description Woolly Ironweed is a 10-30 in. high clump of gray-woolly stems and leaves. Flowers lack petals, but numerous lavender to purple disk flowers are arranged in showy, terminal clusters.


Flower May - August


Flower May - August


Habitat Open hillsides; roadsides; fields.


Range In Texas, on Edwards Plateau; rare in n.c. Texas; also n. Mexico.


Comments Needs well-drained conditions.


Exposure Preference Sun.


Native Distribution In Texas, on Edwards Plateau, rare in n.c. Texas, also n. Mexico


Site Preference Open hillsides; roadsides; fields


Soil Preference Dry caliche.


 

 

 

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