Vernonia missurica (Missouri Ironweed)
Vernonia missurica (Missouri Ironweed) is one of the best late summer butterfly plants and it its intense purple flowers are a crowd pleaser! This plant prefers wetter to normal soils and occurs naturally in mesic and wet prairies and woodland edges.
- Sun Exposure Prairie/Savanna
- Soil Conditions Wet-Mesic - Mesic
- Height 4'-6'
- Flower Color Purple/Violet
- Flower Time July, August, September, October
Frequently Asked Questions
Photo: Robert H. Mohlenbrock, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln.